Thursday, March 09, 2006

Visit from a sentient being

As I was walking out to put a letter in my mailbox, I found this little fella clinging to the iron gate in front of our door:

He's a tiny Southern Spring Peeper Frog. I saw him clinging above the latch on the gate (he later moved to another part of the gate, shown above), and--reminding myself that he, too, is a sentient being--opened and closed the gate carefully so as not to disturb him.

Isn't he beautiful? The photograph leaves a lot to be desired. (Blame the photographer.)



Sujatin said...

When we stop and really look at these little creatures they seem such amazing little miracles, don't they?

Dharmasattva said...

Absolutely. Marcel Proust said it well: "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."