Wednesday, September 19, 2007


A few years back, a former Texas Monthly colleague, Emily Yoffee, wrote about the disappearance of frogs. The decline of the amphibians was another depressing sign that we humans have fouled our nest to the point of destroying it.

But this summer, which has been marked by abundant rains and cooler than normal temperatures in Central Texas, refutes that argument. I have never seen so many frogs in my adult life. There are frogs living around our outdoor shower, frogs in the flower beds, and lately, frogs hanging around our windows including tree frogs that I've never seen before.

Andrew Patoski recorded a few images of one cute little booger hanging around the rainwater filter outside my window. May they flourish with the rains.

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