The 24 page, full colour, book contains 30 high resolution photographs of frogs in and around the garden pond.
We have up to 50 green frogs as residents in the goldfish pond at any one time from... More > spring until fall.
Other frog visitors that have been captured on camera include the Northern Leopard Frog and the Gray Tree Frog.
Many of the photos are macro photography, taken within 6" to 12" of the subjects. This makes for a remarkable intimate experience, both in taking the photo and viewing the resulting images.
It is my hope to create some awareness around the beauty of these creatures and appreciation of the their role in the environment, both as predator and prey.
It is said that the frog population is the barometer of the health of the environment in which they live.< Less
The Frogs is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It was performed at the Lenaia, one of the Festivals of Dionysus in Athens, in 405 BC, and received first place. The Frogs... More > tells the story of the god Dionysus, who, despairing of the state of Athens' tragedians, travels to Hades to bring the playwright Euripides back from the dead. (Euripides had died the year before, in 406 BC). He brings along his slave Xanthias, who is smarter and braver than Dionysus. The play opens as Xanthias and Dionysus argue over what kind of jokes Xanthias can use to open the play. For the first half of the play, Dionysus routinely bungles, forcing Xanthias to enable him.< Less