Sunday, October 10, 2010

Summertime and Slimy Things

When we first arrived in Michigan this past June,
we stayed with our friend Alex.

Alex has fourteen acres of property.

And one pond.

In that pond were many different forms of life.
Algae, fish, leaches (eww),
and these...

That's a tadpole.
In a jar.

And here he is, swimming up to say hi.

We didn't let the kids keep the tadpoles in jars for very long.
They could look at them for an hour or so
and then had to return them to the pond.

Before long,
they weren't bringing tadpoles up to the house in jars any more.

They were bringing FROGS.

Big frogs.
No jars.
These were returned to the pond much more promptly.