Friday, May 23, 2008

Mr. Frog

Back at the pond the other evening we discovered Mr. Frog. He was very green and nice and big. I was happy to find him. But, he didn't seem to want to move, even when prodded lightly with a stick. Fed up, he finally turned on the stick and tried to attack it. So much for a jumping frog.

We could find no sign of the Geese, and I'm beginning to worry that Papa and Mama Goose were scared away from their nest. I hope we find out otherwise. Maybe their babies hatched and they took them away somewhere else.

And then, checking on our nest, I was very disappointed to discover this:

It appears that someone came and ate the little blue egg that was in the nest. Maybe next time we will find some happier news in the woods.


Heather said...

It's hard when we encounter sad disappointment's in nature - I try to remind the children that this wasn't part of God's plan for His beautiful creation, but that even this world is groaning under the weight of man's sin. I do hope Mr. & Mrs. Goose return to the pond soon. Perhaps they took their gosling's to flight school or for swimming lessons! Things happen much faster in nature - I'm glad our babies don't grow up quite as quickly!

Lovella said...

The other day I was going to sneak into take a picture of a nest that was in the shrubs right by the houe. . when I parted the bush, the babies all flew out. . it scared the dickins out of my .. I wont' be peeking again anytime soon.

Isn't it wonderful to be able to teach the kids with such practical visual aids.