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.)

Namaste.

2 comments:

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."