Sometimes in life we are privileged enough to meet a beautiful person. A person who lives life beautifully, who is so fertile that everything around them blooms and grows and reproduces. Music follows them and people and animals flock to them. Sally is such a person.
I received an email from Sally, via the Frog Doctor, because she had so many tadpoles and she wanted to share her bounty with others. It just so happened that I had received two emails the previous day from people who wanted tadpoles for their backyard ponds. I call it serendipity.
I wanted to check out Sally’s pond and bag myself some taddies so Sally invited me over for a look see. What I found was a wonderland! A lush, green paradise home to many, many fat froggies and their offspring.
Sally dipped a jug into her pond and came up with a swirling mass of wriggling black bodies, again and again. She lifted a shade cloth concealing one end of her pond and frogs jumped this way and that for cover. We looked at another pond under her balcony and observed the circular dance of thousands around the pond edge.
As we lingered visitors came and went through Sally’s home, jovial and friendly. What a comforting magnet her place must be, not only for friends and family but for wildlife as well.
Thank you Sally, for your generosity and your beauty.