The Frogs of Rock Oaks

by Janet Lippincott March. 02, 2012 11634 views

I showed a property for sale called “Rock Oaks” in Philadelphia on over an acre and was delighted to find a frog pond in the side yard. I went back later to photograph the frogs.

While I am circling the pond and photographing the frogs, this frog stays on the edge overlooking the pond as if he has been given the task of “watch-frog”. He ends up being the most photographed frog because he is photogenic from all angles.

In the pond are lots of lilly pads to hold on to and lots of frogs croaking.

Keeping one foot on the vegetation keeps a frog from floating away.

This frog wants me to show you his surroundings. He lives in a perfect frog pond.

“Watch frog” never takes an eye off of me. That's easy because he can see 360 degrees.

This frog thinks he is hiding because of the big leaves around him, but I still have a good view of him.

Off in the reeds there is a lot of scuffling around and positioning. This is the final result of their efforts.

A very diligent “watch frog”!

And very intense.

He tries to keep an eye on everyone in the pond, but it's difficult with all the vegetation.

What an amazing design! He hardly looks real.

This frog stays hidden in the reeds until a splash of sunlight hits his face.

Another frog doing what frogs do…

Things are going well for this frog. Can you see his subtle grin?

Interesting how different each of these frogs looks. I think you could even tell them apart.

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Pandka 8 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic post!

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Tripp 8 years, 10 months ago

it must be a very healthy frog pond..there are sooooooo many...and all beautifully photographed. I like your frogs : )

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Helen Hooker 8 years, 10 months ago

These are so lovely - they're such characterful creatures.

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Carol 8 years, 10 months ago

This is really a very nice post

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