"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jeepers PEEPERS!!!


I know that a lot of ya'll get fired up over Fireflies, but as I just explained to Sarah... 
I L<3VE Peepers!
Nothing says brighter days are ahead more than peepers. 
Goodbye long, hard winter (a fav Little House book tho)

Helloooooooo SPRING!!!!!

As I wrapped up chores last night I could hear their beautiful music.
 The Farmer stepped out onto the porch to enjoy it with me.

Indeed, it brings such happy feelings that I once named a newborn foal "Peepers" after nights sleeping in the barn, serenaded by their sound, as I waited for her arrival.


Picture and text are from  here where you
 can learn much more.
  
Spring Peepers are small frogs that grow less than an inch and a half long. They can be tan or gray or dark brown, but they all have a dark "X" on their backs. Spring Peepers also have large toe pads for gripping plants when they climb.
Spring Peepers are rarely seen, but are often heard in early Spring. They breedfrom March to June, and in early March you can hear male Spring Peepers calling for mates. Many people think they are crickets, but you only hear crickets in late Summer and early Fall.

Wishing you all sunshine and beautiful music today!
Spring's a comin'!

10 comments:

brooke said...

SPRING!!!! Bring it on

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I can't wait until Benjamin gets home to share this with him! I agree I love the sounds. In fact one time God just wrapped His arms around me with encouragement from a bull frog singing in my backyard.

Great post...as always, cheerful and just full of life, which is so totally you.

Hugs and may you have a blessed weekend.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I'm with you, Leslie!! Love those Peepers!! Actually, I'm slightly more smitten with Western Chorus Frogs (make the 'thumbnail on a comb' sound). They're usually our first harbingers of Spring (Feb 25 is normally the date they start singing here in MO). However this year it was the beloved Peepers who ran in Spring, before the Chorus!! Love me some good frog music ♥ Enjoy!! -Tammy

mountain mama said...

huh...i've never heard of them! yay for spring!!!!! :D

MamaMonki said...

can't wait to hear the peepers and the crickets here. Hurry up spring!

Lori O'Brien Photography said...

When will the snow stop...I need to move south.....big snakes, never mind!

Alica said...

I haven't heard any peepers yet, but the I've been enjoying hearing the birds outside our bedroom window in the morning! Spring IS coming!!
Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I can't hear peepers from my house, but I sure do love my pussy willow blooming & crocuses coming up. That means spring to me!

Anonymous said...

I came here for the chicken blog tour but when I saw peepers on the story below the chicken one I just had to read it. I too love the sound of peepers. Infact, Tuesday night my FB status says "PEEPERS <3" That was the first night this year I've heard them. Spring has sprung!!

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

I have been listening to the peepers all week. I love sitting outside at night and being serenaded by them!
Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm a new folllower of yours too!