Spring – Lente

It was my intention to start blogging again ‘sometime in spring’. But spring was slow in coming this year. At least here in the Netherlands it has been very cold en windy most of the time.  The animals however were not deterred by a bit of cold. At least for these frogs is was business as usual.

Het was mijn bedoeling ‘ergens in de lente’ weer met bloggen te beginnen.  Maar de lente was dit jaar koud en waaierig en tot nu toe kwam mijn camera nog maar een enkele keer uit de kast. Deze kikkers hadden overigens nergens last van. Voor hen was het business as usual.

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Frog’s perspective – kikkerperspectief

This frog was sunbathing on the edge of our pond. To take his picture I was going as low on the ground as I could, flat on my belly, so I could see him straight in the eye. It made him look much more impressive than seen from my normal point of view.

Deze kikker zat lekker in het zonnetje  op de rand van onze vijver. Om deze foto te maken ging ik zo laag mogelijk bij de grond, ofwel plat op mijn buik, zodat ik hem recht in zijn ogen kon kijken. Zo zag hij er veel indrukwekkender uit dan vanuit mij normale gezichtspunt.

 
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Springtime

We have had a few really nice days here in The Netherlands and spring has really started. Blossoms everywhere, birds singing and the frogs…!! The frogs are losing all selfrestraint in the ditch behind our garden having a real orgy there:

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Producing enormous amounts of spawn

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and when all is said and done they sneak back to our pond, pretending nothing has happened

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