Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Quand les crapauds chantent le beau temps s'avance
When toads sing there's good weather ahead 
During the spring mating season, amorous toads do croak quite a bit as well as make beelines for water anywhere they can find it. Guest photographer and friend Sylvia, who is never without her smart-phone's photo function, was able to get a close-up of this French crapaud after she and her husband fished him out of their swimming pool in the rural south of France. Merci!

un crapaud:  a toad
chanter:  to sing
sauter:  to jump, to leap, to skip
coasser:  to croak

©2012 P.B. Lecron

1 comment:

  1. I've noticed the very nice detail of the matching type !
    I was saying the other day that I miss the "sound" of the crickets. Here's it's frogs and toads non-stop ! It is very very noisy. Glad it's only during spring. When it gets too hot, they leave the area.
    And Yes, poor Mr Toad, he was exhausted when we managed to save him from the pool. It took him 5 minutes to recover. Then started to raise his head up and that's when I took the shot. He went away in the grass afterwards. Ouf ! (Phew !)