Bart the Baritone Bullfrog in Frogbit. #Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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55 Responses to Bart the Baritone Bullfrog in Frogbit. #Wordless Wednesday

  1. Fun! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen frogbit.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      This marsh is full of frogbit Anne. I had never heard of frogbit until I took an interpretive walk and we saw all the invasive plants at Lake Erie Metropark. Frogbit actually comes from the UK and has grown to invasive status here in the U.S. I thought maybe you saw it in the pond in England. It is pretty as it resembles pond lily leaves. Bart was loud and I nearly jumped out of my skin. I didn’t notice him at first as he blended in with all the green.

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  2. bekitschig says:

    Funny, I have this friend, really tough cookie she is, but she has an insane fobia of frogs. Just when you though she wouldn’t dance, throw a frog in the scene … 😉

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Nice photos. Very green isn’t he?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes and I’d have missed him for sure if he had not let that belch slip out. I never flew out of my skin!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Something strange Ally – just went to comment on your reply to me on your site. Says page not found … that happened last night too … “page not found” being just the last post.
      Tried accessing via Twitter – got same message. This happened last week with Shelley (Quaint Revival) and we determined WP was doing an update at the time. *Sigh* … will try again later.

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      • Ally Bean says:

        Linda, I ended up deleting that post, by accident really– but it was probably for the best. I tried to use my cell phone to reply to a comment there, got into the wrong place on the app, and inadvertently deleted a portion of the published post, instead of the comment I thought I was working on.

        I thought I GIVE UP. Writing and publishing that post had been nothing but trouble thanks to the Block Editor Hell. Plus I was finding that talking about hateful people and unfairness was bringing me down, so instead of trying to fix what I’d deleted by accident, I went ahead and deleted the whole muddled thing. It had bad juju, I think.

        Sorry for the inconvenience.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Okay, that explains it Ally – and really, no inconvenience to me at all. Tuesday night I got totally caught up in Reader and last night I knew I would have lots of comments to do because of it. We were supposed to have severe weather early this a.m. I scrolled thru my comments at some point yesterday and saw your reply and then after I shut down last night didn’t remember replying to it. I was distracted by this impending storm (with similar conditions to last Saturday’s conditions … Michigan had four tornadoes). I did not see a current post and thought it was WP shenanigans. Thanks for clarifying … yes, people dredging up bad behavior has a negative effect for sure. We have at least one freeway shooting a day due to road rage in Detroit. I am grateful I don’t go to Detroit for work anymore … I am 12 miles from Downtown Detroit. I hate what I see happening every single day. I’ll just delete my Tweet message to you now. Have a good day – my day is better since supposedly we have dodged this weather bullet.

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      • Ally Bean says:

        Stay safe, and thanks for your concern. Usually it is WP shenanigans so logical assumption.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Thanks Ally – yes that was the logical conclusion. With Shelley, because of self-hosting, I thought that was the problem so I wanted to alert her like I did you. Shelley was able to track when WP does the updates for her site. It’s all too much sometimes.

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  4. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………….Bart is in Hog Heaven!

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  5. Great Bullfrog pics! Duckweed in aquariums is very hard to get rid of… it reproduces so very fast! I avoid it at all costs! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Tom – every day I hear the bullfrog at the Creek in the Park where I walk daily and have never seen him. This Bullfrog was so embedded in the green plants, had he not made a noise, I wouldn’t have seen him. I guess this plant originally came from the UK and is considered very invasive – no wonder you don’t want it in the aquariums.

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      • I was watching Mllardsfeeding on duckweed the other day eating loads of it guess why it is so named

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It is probably healthier for them than some aquatic plants. We had some Mute Swans die recently as a result of parasites in snails that were feasting on reeds and they ingested the reeds (and the snails at the same time). There is so much going on that is damaging wildlife these days … I wish we had lived in an earlier time Andy.

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  6. Joni says:

    I’ve never heard of frogbit either, but it’s very green. Bart looks very green too…..like they say on Sesame Street? – it’s not easy being green!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I went on an interpretive walk one time at Lake Erie Metropark and it was all about invasive plants in this park. We walked past the marsh and he pointed out all the frogbit which I’d never heard of either … that day, there was a smaller bullfrog and I looked at my pictures later and it was hard to pinpoint him in all the frogbit. A few people have used the term “duckweed” to identify this plant too … either way, he is as bright green as it is. I thought of using that expression and likely would have if it was not Wordless Wednesday.

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      • Joni says:

        I’ve never heard of duckweed either. I’m planning on doing a post on Ducks and putting some of mom’s paintings in it, but I may have to skip a week with the blog until I get some pics, and then my brother is visiting, so I won’t have time to write. Off to Reader now….I was almost caught up.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I am not going to make it to Reader tonight – didn’t last night due to my show and was late getting there as it was. I will have to catch up tomorrow instead. We have rain in the morning, maybe during the day. I needed to give the car a run, so I Lake Erie Metropark is a 30-mile round trip jaunt. I still have to take my car in as warm air is coming out of the A/C in the car and I just had it charged last year. The duck post sounds nice and I peeked at what I have to catch up in Reader and like your sailboat pictures and Mom’s paintings.

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  7. Boy does he ever blend in well with his surroundings! I can’t tell if his eyes are open or not? He must have quite a set of lungs on him. 🙂
    I think we have water chestnut invading our freshwater ponds… Grr… It’s forming dense mats on the water surface and looks awful.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, without that booming voice, I might have passed him by. I have heard a bullfrog every morning at Council Point Park for years and have never seen it. There are lots of invasive plants in the marsh at that venue and I just saw an article in the online local paper that the algae bloom at Lake Erie Metropark are really horrible this year. I saw it yesterday and took some photos, but it will be thick with green scum if we have the intense heat again. We have a reprieve for a few days thank goodness.

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  8. Pam Lazos says:

    Handsome guy, Linda! Nice catch!

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  9. What a nice change from ducks and squirrels (not that I don’t like ducks and squirrels 🙂 )! That’s a very handsome frog. Did he have a nice baritone voice?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, something from the ordinary and this week it will be a fawn that I was lucky enough to see and photograph. I was over the moon about that Janis. It’s been on my Critter Bucket List for some time. That frog was huge and I was standing on the overlook and he made that croaking noise and I nearly flew out of my skin … no one else was around and such a booming deep voice. 🙂

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  10. It’s camouflaged perfectly! It would’ve been easily overlooked, but you have keen eyes for spotting interesting creatures out in the wild.

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    • Just soaking up the sun and taking a summer nap. Very cute.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Aah, to be a bullfrog without the weight of the world on or mind(s).

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      • Like a bullfrog spa with a happy, relaxed customer. We all need to close our eyes and soak up the sun.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes indeed – we need to take a time-out from the world as it moves too fast (in my opinion).

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      • Too fast!! You’re not alone feeling that way.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I try not to think of it Esther – but I do, the older I get and think how I had looked forward to retirement and enjoying my days and make the most of them, all without looking at my watch, like on weekends. I never wear a watch on the weekend as I feel it is “my time” – not under any time constraints. But I worry what will those days be like with climate change wreaking havoc on our daily life. We had two severe storms in less than 12 hours and 2.73 hours of rain which, once again, was torrential in nature. We had the occasional rain storm, but not this gushing, pouring so hard you can’t see rain.

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      • The saying “Journey is better than the destination” makes sense to me now. I look forward to days when I have more personal time, but then that means the kids would’ve left home and I’d be in a different stage of my life and who knows what’ll be happening in the world. Never would’ve imagined the past year-and-a-half with COVID and now the Delta variant.
        This past year has taught me that plans can change anytime and the destination may not always be the same. It’s so much letting go and letting God for me albeit with me kicking and screaming all the way.
        I hope you don’t mind me blabbering about the above. I’m making sense of that issue too and as you can tell, I’m still figuring it out!!
        The climate change is pretty scary! I didn’t want to leave the house the past few days: bad air quality, hazy skies, muggy heat, yellow grass, and a rat carcass near our garage that the gardeners didn’t dispose of. I tried but you can see the whole silhouette, hair, tail, and the insides!!! ack. Our neighbor called HOA, and they are sending pest control. Ick…any flies near us get nuked with my clorox spray.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        No, I “get” everything you are saying Esther. I think ahead to retirement and not needing to be glancing at my watch, more spare time to do hobbies and read. I loved to read, but got into it a little a few years ago, then dropped the ball once again. I only began watching TV through my Amazon Prime membership, something I’ve not done in over a decade. So, now I worry about the future – what will happen to us. Everything related to climate change is scary. We have had, at the most a dozen days which were great weather like the Summers we used to have just a few years ago. I went through the rats as a result of a new neighbor moving in with a dog left out 24/7/365. It caused rats and pest control service baiting boxes – rats dead, bloated from the heat in the yard. Luckily just a few in my yard … but I had to stop feeding the birds effective immediately; no more birdbaths either. I felt badly – still do. Poor you, having to see that.

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      • I hear what you mean! The world as it seems is spiraling out of control. Heart just feels heavy…
        Oh my, your rat situation sounds awful. Finding more than 1 is more than enough. However, there are people who have rats for pets. I don’t get it. lol
        It seems the heat is causing these critters to come out. It’s hot and hazy and muggy here, which makes it worse with wildfire smoke making its way down to our area. Pest control is coming out in a few days. No thank you rats. 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I don’t blame you for getting pest control in Esther. And I am going to call pest control about the ants – I can’t go another Spring dealing with them. It it was just a handful of ants, it would be one thing, but they were everywhere on one side of the house (unfortunately the side where I go all the time). That’s terrible about the wildfire smoke and the poor critters – the orphaned bear I read about and other offspring separated from their parents are all sad stories. And now I see California is back to masks again. Sigh.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I never see them at my park but sure hear one every day. He/sure sure did blend in perfectly if it had not burped. 🙂

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