Friday, May 24, 2013

Toad Song

Here is a snippet of our local American toad singing.  
He's usually much louder than this.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Froggy Went a Courtin

It was a dark and stormy night.
I was on the way home from partaking in some retail therapy
when I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. 
I stopped my car, and fearing that whatever it was had gone underneath the vehicle,
 I got out. 
There sitting in the road was a large bullfrog.
So I did what any nature loving tomboy would do-
I tried to catch it. 
Mr. Frog was a wily one and I had to chase him across the road
and through someone's yard-
at 10pm.
In a thunderstorm.
I was victorious, however, and proceeded to drive home
with a frog in one hand and steering with the other.

He's now residing in the water garden in the back yard. 
And for your listening enjoyment,
here's Tex Ritter singing "Froggy Went a Courtin"
a song I remember singing/hearing in my childhood.