Aug 25 2008
Friend Bull Frog has come to live with us in the basement.
This is the height of cricket season, and crickets live in
abundance here on Blue Heron Farm.
Bull Froggy loves crickets.
S/he lives under an under water rock.
When we plop the cricket into the water, Bull Froggy, with the
speed that the eye can see only briefly, zips and splashes and
the cricket is gone.
What a show!
The dogs are first to line up for this natural entertainment and wonder.
Froggy seems to in-joy being the center of such gleeful delight!
This reminds me of the Sawet Owl we rescued after she crashed into our
windshield, crossing the Gettysburg Battle Field.
Tom’s Aunt Hilda was dying and we were traveling to her to offer our
We later found out that the Sawet migratory pattern centers right there
and was in place long before the Battle itself.
We took her home and nursed her back to good health, and she lived in the barn
that entire winter.
Her food consisted of a mouse or two each day. We’d carefully place the
rodent into a coat pocket before walking quietly into her territory.
She was waiting for us.
Like the speed of bewitching magic, she’d swoop and take that mouse
out of pocket and return to her perch on a high barn beam, bowing
each time with wide alert eyes.
A thank you.
A message of gratitude.
The day Tom’s Aunt Hilda passed, our Sawet buried herself alive
in the corner of the barn.
Sawet was a messenger of the after-life worlds, calling to all of us
if we listen.
Bull Froggy reminds me of the owl, of the dogs, of the river where she will
ultimately make her way back, to the depths of worlds made more mysterious
by the unseen depths of moving water.
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