Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Froggie Went A-Courtin'

We have a new visitor taking up residence at the pond, a young frog.
He's been making his amorous calls day and night, summoning any eligible female within earshot to venture his way.
Last week, I witnessed a new croaking sound, followed by another, apparently his persistence has paid off.




Cold, wet leaves
Floating on moss-colored water
And the croaking of frogs -
Cracked bell-notes in the twilight.



~ The Pond, Amy Lowell

17 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

It is fun when they come into your pond and take up residence. Who knows where they come from but all evening they will sing to you.

Theanne said...

as long as the frogs are a courting there is hope they can be saved!

http://www.savethefrogs.com/threats/index.html

love the froggie fountain and the words!

Country Gal said...

Nice ! I like the sound of the frogs. We here call them peepers. To early for ours they are around in May . I remembered a song I learnt as a kid about a frog A- Courtin the minuet I read your post title ! Have a good day !

cheshire wife said...

A least one frog has found her prince!

Sewconsult said...

They each have their own voice/sound. the bull frogs are my favorite. We have lots of tree frogs here and I wish that they would find a different tune. It's rather boring at times. Love sitting in the sunroom on a Summer night and listen to all the night sounds.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Jo! Sounds like spring is in the air around your place...I love this time of year. It's a wonderfully warm day..around 70 but the wind is howling and we have 50mph wind gusts which is keeping us indoors. I HATE the wind...and I live in Kansas...go figure! I hope your day has been a good one so far.
Maura :)

John Gray said...

jo
frogs just get gobbled on my field!!!

Michelle said...

I like the sound of frogs. Such a warm weather sound.

Dee said...

Your blog makes me want to move to Tennessee :)

Betsy said...

aww...and soon there will be little tadpoles. :)

Terry said...

Nice! What a cute frog fountain too.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh don't they sound so pretty when they sing? I love frogs soo much.
I listen to them at night when I sleeps. I love the poem you shared and the beautiful photo.
love
tweedles

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Looks like fun

Bluebell Woods said...

Ooooh I can not wait to see if our goldfish survived the winter. We only had two. I will get a few more this year. I also had one frog last year but I doubt he stayed around. I suppose that I should give up on that project, I am glad you have one though (or two)
Janice

AshTreeCottage said...

Ah the simple joys of life! Thank you for always keeping us in touch with them.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jenny Woolf said...

Frogs really can sound quite amazing and unreal. That one looks to be a wonderful colour, copper green.

Veronica @ DesignStyle said...

I love frogs, have you actually seen him?