But Martha, it’s too silly to write about frogs! Or is it? Isn’t a Blog a place where you can write about anything you please?
Recently I had occasion to hear some spring peepers, which I dearly miss, since I can’t hear any where I’m now living (not close enough to a wetland, I guess). And it reminded me that at some point I had made a recording of frogs in the river, singing (at night) in Nedélino (Недéлино), 12 km. north of Zlatográd (Златогрáд) — but when was that??? Thank goodness for all the time I’ve spent organizing and indexing my work: it didn’t take very long to find those two minutes of tape, recorded in May of 2001. Listen and sink into the active stillness (notice how much traffic noise there isn’t?), and below the recording I’ll put a few pictures of beautiful Nedelino.
Night frogs in Nedélino, May 2001
(By the way, several people have mentioned hearing a bird. I hear that too, but as far as I remember this recording was made quite late in the evening. Small mystery?)
We were staying at the north end of town, where the houses disappear into the mountains. Click on the thumbnails below to see a larger image. (I wish I could make a more sensitive array of pictures, but haven’t figured out how to do it here.)