Boom Then Bust

Spotted Sandpiper

When we first arrived at the cabin there was a bumper crop of sandpipers and frogs. The beach is bookended with two creeks that drain from the cedar swamp behind the cabins. The frogs inhabit these creeks. The frogs were quite plentiful through the wedding, but about the time that a kingfisher appeared on the beach, they disappeared. Likewise, the sandpipers were also quite plentiful, but their young soon fledged and flew away. I hadn’t seen either species for days, but today I saw one of each. The sandpiper flew off from the beach embankment and we found the frog surfing in the waves.

Our copy of “Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult had showed up on the deck when we returned from our walk. Book World on Ashman is closing. Another victim of Amazon. I guess our order didn’t help. The biblioklept in the family snatched up the novel, so I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow when she’s done. She did offer to share, with dueling bookmarks. I suggested golf etiquette, where the person furthest behind is waited for until they catch up. That didn’t happen.

[SPOILER ALERT] About halfway through the book is a page of jokes that Anne shared with me and I will share them below the photo.

Bumper Frog Crop This Year – Green Frogs

  • What is the middle of a jellyfish? A jelly button.
  • Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? It didn’t have the guts.
  • Why did the cookie go to the hospital? It felt crumby.
  • What do lizards put on their kitchen floors? Reptiles
  • What do you call a blind dinosaur? An I-don’t-think-he-saurus
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Sadie. Sadie who? Sadie magic word.

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