Ribbit….

July 8, 2008 at 6:15 pm 3 comments

…ribbit….ribbit…

No, it’s not the bullfrog that has been louder than kingdom come the past month or so, it’s what I am expecting to hear in chorus in about two weeks.  Every year we go through a major hatching of frogs in our pond.  It’s crazy.  This year, it’s epidemic crazy.  We have found many pregnant mommas in our pool and transferred them to the pond.  Here is one that was rescued today:

Isn’t she beautiful?  When you flip her over her belly is just bursting…you can see all the little eggs lying just underneath the surface of her skin.  She is tired though….poor thing can barely move she is so pregnant (come to think of it, I remember that feeling).  She is sharing the pond with a few other mommas and all of these:

Do you see them all?  Tons of little tadpoles in all different stages feeding on the plant.  Now this may gross you out; I don’t know (Fran…smile).  Personally, I love this.  I love all the baby birds we watch in their nests and the tadpoles in the pond.  I love that my children get to grow up seeing these things and tending to them.  I’ll keep you updated…I’ll also post some pictures SOON of the momma duck that has nested at Tim’s restaurant.  There is a planter on his front patio that she has laid eight eggs in!  She is a good momma.  Tim has put an umbrella over the planter so she doesn’t get too hot and a cup of water so she doesn’t have to leave too often to cool down.  He says he doesn’t care about the duck.  Right.  Anyway, by our estimation she has about two and a half more weeks until they hatch.  At that point we have a place we will re-locate everyone to.   I’ll snap her picture next time I’m at the restaurant.

What are you watching lately?

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  • 1. DeAnna  |  July 9, 2008 at 5:04 am

    I love frogs. We have a frog habitat in the wetland area around our development and I love to hear them. Our neighbors hate it and have tried to remove them. Lame. Right now it is 111 degrees so I am not watching anything but when it cools down maybe I will go watch my roses grow. 😉 BTW- I got your message but we were in the pool trying to cool off. Sawwwy.

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  • 2. fran  |  July 9, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    What is your deal with those darn birds…..ugh

    I did hide my fear of them the other day as the kiddos and I watched some blue birds leave the nest…..the whole time I was praying that they would stay a good distance away from me. I wasn’t sure how I was going to maintain my composure if one got to close….ugh

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  • 3. Tricia Wilson  |  July 13, 2008 at 1:57 am

    You will soon be lulled to sleep by many ribbit’s soon. Cute.

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