I love where I live. I live in a clearing in the middle of the woods. It’s quiet back here and there is a lot of wildlife. I often see bear tracks on my property. I even had an alligator in a small pond once. It wasn’t a big one, but still an alligator! Of course, there are deer, rabbits, squirrels, red foxes, coyotes, anoles, and raptors that fly around all the time. I have to be careful because one could easily swoop down and pick up my little Gracie.
Gracie is my little 12-pound Cairn Terrier mix. She’s a sweetheart and so much company for me. So when she goes out into the yard, (woods) I have to check on her often.
One of my favorite critters are the tree frogs. I love the noise they make singing to each other. At night they gather around my porch light by my front door to feed off the bugs. I get the biggest kick out of seeing them on the storm door and on the wall of the house. They just sit there getting fat. They don’t even move when I get close. They are always kind enough to stay still so I can take photos of them.
Last fall, there were a ton of baby frogs. Around the light that is on the wall by my door, there is a small ledge about a half inch wide. There were five baby frogs in a row sitting on it. Too cute.
I almost think of the frogs as pets. I check on them each evening. They just make me happy. I don’t particularly like to hold them or anything, just like to look at them.
Here is a picture of the first frog that has come to the house this year. I always get excited when I start to see the tree frogs. It means winter is over and spring is on the way.
The color green always reminds me of Kermit the Frog and his famous song It’s Not Easy Being Green. You remember the Muppets right? Kermit was lamenting about blending in with so many ordinary things. I always thought it was cute. Maybe that’s why I love the tree frogs so much. 🙂