June 23, 2011


She had a surprise. It was something she discovered on her own and she seemed proud.

She held it ever so gently as she brought it closer.

Lifting her hand very slowly, she showed us Wood frog which she found under the shrubbery below the deck.

She touched him lightly and felt his smooth skin. He didn't mind.

She talked to him, with her sweet soothing voice, to let him know he was safe with her.

Even when he started to jump, she stayed calm. A bit surprised, but still calm.

She even let her little brother have a peek and put the frog safely in an empty flower pot.

After a little while, she took him back in her hands, said goodbye and put him back where she found him. She knew it was where he needed to be. 

It was a joyous experience, as each experience with nature is.

As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself- consciously to the soughing of the trees.
~Valerie Andrews

            happy day!


michelle and murph said...

awesome! summer magic

Bonnie K said...

What a wonderful young lady she is. I especially liked that she shared the experience with her little brother, but kept the frog safe. Your post fits your title perfectly.

oldgreymare said...

Happy Day Happy Post!

Kit said...

I love how gentle she is with the frog. My credit to the people who raised her, to love nature. All nature. My girls used to cry when they saw kids stomping on ants and killing grasshoppers. That frog was a lucky one to be found by such a girl.:) Kit

Luisa said...

what a great experience.