tadpoles and toadpoles

June 29, 2010

in guestsMM, Reptiles and Amphibians

Tadpole   |   Mesmerising Moments

The pond is calm, not a murmur of wind.

A water lily leaf is curling up from the depths, a cinnamon stick twist.  Perhaps it will break the surface tomorrow.

The roots of the water mint are flicking with life.

The toadpoles are smaller and darker than their frog tadpole pond-mates. Frantic, eager and oblivious to my presence they twist and turn through the water with boyish confidence.

Frog tadpoles sporadically throw themselves at the surface, flipping upside down to feast on the fly larvae.  They are more skittish than the toadpoles, more conscious of my gaze.

A frog tadpole is in the pondweed.  Through the deceptive zoom of my camera it is more grey seal than tadpole. Speckled and swollen-bellied, its questing mouth breaks the surface of the water again and again.

The cat and I are mesmerised.

This Mesmerising Moment is by guest contributor Jackie Stewart of Flower Spirit.

Jackie is passionate about nature and, more specifically, working with essences. Along with healing and guided meditation work, Jackie offers flower-essence making workshops and she’s “probably happiest when barefoot on the earth tending the plants in my garden, doing yoga or meditation.”

You can read more from Jackie on the Flower Spirit’s blog and follow her on Twitter – @JSFlowerspirit.

If you’d like to share your Mesmerising Moment send us an email (picture if you have one) to: contact[at]mesmerisingmoments.com

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