Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Frog Chorus {Not-so-wordy Wednesday}



At the risk of making Not-so-wordy Wednesday too wordy, I want to apologize for not posting yesterday. I don’t have an excuse other than I was just too damn tired on Monday night. Plus, Mama Kat has some good prompts this week (as usual), so I’m going to postpone the one I promised you about “Mommy Inventions” until next week and do a Mama Kat prompt for tomorrow instead. Sometimes, when inspiration hits (or gets sent to you in an email), you just gotta shake things up a bit.

Anyway, on with Not-so-wordy Wednesday!

Last week, I mentioned that “wild life” in the creek behind our house included a frog chorus. I think some of you thought I was exaggerating. Seriously, these frogs are so stinkin’ loud, I can’t sleep with the window open. I have to close the patio door to hear the television. Sometimes they come jumping out of the fire pit in our backyard when we light it. The upside is that Q will have a fabulous time chasing frogs around our yard by next summer.

I took this awful, dark, terrible video to capture the constant croaking and ribbiting, but it still doesn’t do the chorus justice.

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The frog chorus starts in late March and lasts for at least a couple of months. So if having frogs sing you to sleep isn’t your thing, you may want to plan your visit to our house for later in the summer.

(Speaking of singing frogs, have you seen the latest Muppets movie? Hilarious!)


Note: If you blow the video up to full screen, it will be super grainy because Blogger compresses it. Bummer. Also, if you're viewing this post in your email, the video won't show up. Please click on the title to view the post in your browser. 


This post is in response to Mama Kat's second prompt this week. I know it's a video and not a photo journal, but I didn't think you needed to see more pictures of flowers. And yes, I'm doing another prompt tomorrow. I'm an overachiever. 





6 comments:

  1. I can totally understand your pain. We live with our "chorus frogs" all summer long.

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    1. :) Hope you're getting some sleep!

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  2. Oh man, I can totally relate. That is my exact same spring/summer night background music... country living at its finest. :)

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    1. Haha! I imagine the country to be so quiet and peaceful otherwise. I guess you get used to the chorus, but I still close the window at night.

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    1. I agree! That's a fantastic idea. Maybe I can get one of the raccoons to be the enforcer.

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