One good thing about all this rain is the huge number of frogs around. My regular readers will know that we built a frog pond in our back yard and this year there has been an explosion in the number of frogs. Maybe we should have put the pond a bit further away from the house – haha. I have had to wear earplugs a couple of nights because of the noise. Have a listen to this!

That’s all frogs you can hear (not cicadas).

We even get frogs in the house sometimes. Tessa noticed this dainty green tree frog on a Christmas bauble (no it is not a fake frog).

Dainty Tree Frog
Spot the frog!

How many frogs can you count in the photo above?

Striped Marsh Frog
Striped Marsh Frog


Every type of frog makes a different sound. The Striped Marsh Frog makes a noise like a game of ping pong.

That's a big frog!

My husband Andrew borrowed my camera and took a couple of photos – beginners luck I say!

Photograph by Andrew Bryden
Photograph by Andrew Bryden