Photo-a-Day (Friday, 16th March, 2018)
Spring is sprung! Froggies-a-courting
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
No sign of any activity in our pond yet
Mating season great, the birds won't belong, hope the Beast from the East don't put Nature on hold a week or two.
I suspect their making Tadpoles for spring.
Will you be Christening all the tadpoles, Rev.
Rev Long's title for this Springtime photo took me straight back to Ince Central Primary School and a song we used to sing that went, " Mr. Froggy went a-courtin' and he did ride ". I doubt if today's schoolchildren are taught it but they would all be asking the teacher, "What's "Courting", Miss?! Words we were once familiar with have died out now.
Not seen a real live frog for years, I do see numerous toads and this morning two deer ventured out of the woods.
Initially I thought this was rubbish which had been dropped, until I read David’s caption. I might need a trip to Specsavers! I remember taking jam jars of tadpoles into school when I was about 8 years old. Spring is on its way, thank goodness.
Irene, I remember an aunt asking if I was courting - I was so embarrassed that she should ask me - how times have changed.
Lovely photograph, thank you.
Garry - I photographed this two days before the snow, which covered the surface of the pond. I passed again two days after the snow - and there were even more frogs in the tiny pond. It's practically full of spawn now.
In the meantime, Mick, in my own pond, just over 100 yards away, I've only heard a frog plop into the water as I've approached, and there's no sign of frogspawn. The newts are active, though.
Your lucky to have newts Rev.
The frogs are going to the Bacchanalia,
Lacquered and varnished they can't wait to get there.
The lads with swaggering crocodile crawl,
The girls in tight leggings
Bulbous eyes weighing each other up.
God has given them this ball!
What sweet revelry,
A frog feast frenzy,
Rolling each others oily green bodies,
In orgiastic glee.
Wasn't that pond a lot bigger, some years ago, if I remember rightly?
It’s good the church does things for the over fifties!
I hope the young lady who kissed all these frogs finally found her prince.
No, she kissed a prince but found a frog, DTease!
I remember at school dinners when Semolina was on the menu- we called it frog spawn!
If I had seen all those frogs cavorting in the grass I'm afraid I would have run a mile - not keen at all on them.
Veronica,I'm absolutely terrified of frogs.
Come now Ladies. Can there be a more charming image than Jeremy Fisher sat on a Lily pad holding his rod.
Lets face it Poet - Beatrix Potter would have made King Cong look good in watercolour!
Well done Alan lad!