Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Catch and Release......

Well our little tadpole with the ridiculously long name is officially a frog....or toad....well, he's definitely some sort of amphibian.

Let's take a minute to really enjoy this picture.....just stop and soak it in............ really, go back and truly admire the fact that I got a clear picture of a swimming frog/toad/amphibian that shows both his arms and his legs through the glass.  It wasn't easy.

I kept having to shoo the children away.

 "No children, you may not look at our super interesting meta....metamorpha.......ummmm......metamorphasizing frog/toad/amphibian type creature.  Mommy is trying to capture this wonderful childhood memory so we can keep it forever and also put it on the internet so that everyone will know that I teach you important sciency things and see what a good mommy I am!"

Anyway, once he crawled up onto the land I figured it was only a matter of time before he would make a break for it so we gathered ourselves together for the big release....which turned out to be rather anti-climactic.

And also, on an unrelated side note, now that it's Florida summer again, I am battling the instant lens-fog-over every time I take my camera outside.  Does anyone have any tips?

Camera fog or no camera fog, Tom, Tom the Piper's Son enjoyed his new found freedom and we witnessed his very first hop....away from us and into the grass.  I have a feeling he is just the first in a long line of tadpoles...maybe next time we will find actual frog know....if we're really lucky.

And if you're interested here are our favorite tadpole books from the random assortment we grabbed at the library:



  1. Very, very cool! I love your blog posts! You did a great job!

  2. Okay, that's a great shot of the frog! I love reading your blog! I really do. I know how much work goes into a post. Yours always turn out great!

  3. Yea! The frog made it! It is really hard to grow them in captivity, never as easy as it looks! Great job and great pics!


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