After I read on the "Country Scribe" blog that frogs were singing up in the rural Fertile area, I went outside last night and listened carefully. Sure enough, "our" frogs were in full cry, singing in at least 10 harmonic parts. I enjoy the Big Daddy’s deep bass voices the most. I suppose the ardent female frogs enjoy those deep basso profundo solos also and flock to mate with the Big Daddys!!!!
I just stepped out on the deck tonight (April 24) and found that the temperature has dropped my many degrees since I last stuck me nose out the door. It must be that cold front that brought snow to thirsty, dry western ND yesterday.
There are no frogs warbling sweet spring songs tonight!!!! They must’ve gone back to their muddy beds temporarily. But they will be out in full chorus when the days and evenings get warmer again and that will happen soon. Even though we have a minor setback today and tomorrow or even beyond, we know that a 70-80 degree day is not far away.
One of my sons was here this afternoon and was mourning the absence of "true spring", that lovely mild transitional time of April and May that we do not seem to get much of these past years. We seem to go from raw ugly cold days to summer heat with no transition at all. I miss the mild spring days that used to be on the calendar each April and May. Where have those good kinds of days gone ???? Is it El Nino or is it La Nina or is it climate change? It could be all three I guess.
Speaking of frogs croaking……Nancy Pelosi has recently quoted what she calls a Bible verse about caring for the environment…..it is not exactly a Biblical quote but it sounds like one. Now she has been disproved by more than one Bible Scholar….they all say the same thing and I trust their knowledge (not Nancy’s). All of them say there is NO such Bible passage anywhere in either Old or New Testament. So Pelosi is pleading that she heard a Priest say something like that some years ago. Not exaclty an authorized version of the Bible as the scholars see it. Nancy suffers from many verbal maladies and half – truths so this is just the most recent one.
Better start to really read and study a real Bible, Nancy, if you are going to start quoting it!!!!