For the past three nights, bayou frogs of all kinds have serenaded us to sleep. It’s important that you know they do not do this every night all spring and summer long. It’s only on occasion, but when they decide to put on a concert, they really belt it out. I don’t know if it’s just the time of year or if they’re just uber-happy because of all the rain we’ve had. Whatever the reason, the frogs have been singing their little hearts out every night.
And last night, as I sat on the porch in the cool evening listening to this magnificent music of nature, I thought, “It would be so nice if all my friends could hear what I’m hearing right now.”
And now, drumroll please, as BW launches her first ever attempt at presenting audio in a blog post. I’m way past due on this, and only a little intimidated by the idea, but I forget that I’ve often been on the cutting edge, and if I don’t step it up I’m going to be left behind eating someone else’s technological dust while standing here, scratching my head, and wondering what in the heck happened while I was still using a cassette recorder. (Well, I’m really not THAT antiquated, although I did learn to type on a manual typewriter. )
If hearing the sound of frogs singing takes you back to your childhood, then wait until tonight, turn the computer up LOUD and sit out on the porch and listen. If you hate frogs, like my friend S.K. then you will be totally freaked out – so DO NOT LISTEN. But if you want to just feel like Nature is paying you a visit, or remember a visit to your grandmother’s house in the country, or that wonderful week at summer camp on that quaint lake, then set aside five minutes, sit back, relax and listen.
I think you’ll be glad you did! Then, come back here and share with us all the memories that being entrenched in this bayou cacophony brought back to you.
They are absolutely singing for joy!
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