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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kisses anyone?
While my husband and son were in Canada I took Cody for a walk over in the woods next to our house. The pond was alive with swimming and croaking frogs. We walked down to the edge and the racket stopped. We stood still for a few minutes and the croaking started up again. It was like surround sound in a frog opera. It was so loud that Cody started barking.
We just learned about frogs in kindergarten a few weeks ago. When they sing the membrane under their chin inflates. The flat spot behind the eyes are their ears.
They were just swimming around and sometimes would just float to the surface and peek up at us.
It was a beautiful weekend here, spring has sprung here in New York.
Actually upon doing some research I found out that these are toads. The American Toad, Bufo Americanus to be exact. Click on this link and you can listen to their song.
I don't know what kind of tree this bud is from but liked the dangley things.


I hope wherever you are the sun is shining and the Earth and all her creatures are awakening after a long winter.

3 comments:

Kitten Herder said...

Yay sping!

The house we lived in a few years ago was next to a wetland. We knew by sound when spring had officially arrived ... Peepers! It's one of the many things I miss about that house.

Craze said...

Love the pictures! It's great we can take take the time to stop and appreciate the simple things.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to "meet" you.

John is having a 14" incision reopened to try to repair a football sized hernia that developed after he had 1/2 his colon removed last year. (sorry such a long answer) They will use cadaver mesh to help repair the site. He will be in the hospital for 7 days. He is not happy about it at all.

No wiener dog for you? Maybe your big dog would LOVE a wiener buddy!

Hallie