Saturday, May 23, 2020

Frog's Legs for Dinner

My boy Harry has been dining out at some fine establishments of late, not eating the tasty things that have come from my kitchen recently! He's not only frequented the large pond at the Ditch but has found he likes the cuisine at what I call the fourth pond (four ponds up from the nearby main street). 


On this particular day I found him checking out the menu -- slowly perusing the underwater creatures, not unlike going to a fine seafood restaurant and choosing your own lobster.


Back and forth. And then, yes, this one will do!


Ah, fish!

Well, that was good for an appetizer.  Let's get on to the main course.


Let's have Frog's legs!


Oh, my what a succulent morsel.


But a tad wiggly. I'll give him one chance to go, because that's just the generous patron I am!


Too bad, so sad...down you go!


But I'm still hungry. One more like that would be just fine!


And I've got it!


Oh, what a fine fellow you are! I don't even need dipping sauce!


In fact, I think we'll have this little one as take out!


Gotta fly!


Maybe I'll bring my date back here. Or, maybe I won't!

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59 comments:

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I can't believe you captured those images! You're a patient one, Jeanie! Hope you are doing well these days. Enjoy your lovely area there, with all your feathered friends. -Jenn

Laurie said...

This was hilarious! You made me smile for sure! We have the herons in fron t of our place too and the worst thing I have ever saw was the day it caught and ate a garter snake,, I nearly died of shock lol,,

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeanie,

What a fantastic series on Harry, he has found some tasty treats indeed. I am sure there are plenty of frogs left in the ditch for later. Love the photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend! PS, your visit and comment are always appreciated.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Harry the Heron has a true admirer, Jeanie, and someone who memorializes his activities even. Great series of images showing the catholic diet of herons (in truth they will eat just about anything that moves). I enjoyed this very much, and in one session you exceeded all the pictures I have of herons feeding! Well done. I especially like the shot of the frog about to disappear down the gullet of the bird.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

That was an astonishing, and slightly disturbing, sequence Jeanie. Skillful photography combined with stealth and patience! It reminded me of taking my very young son for a stroll in his pushchair. Coming to the village pond, we stopped awhile to look at the ducks. Without warning, this innocent-looking Mallard bent down, scooped up a frog and swallowed it whole; we could see the thing wriggling as it went down the bird's throat. Well, you would, wouldn't you? My son seemed curiously unaffected by the display, but I was traumatised for years.

Mae Travels said...

The heron with the frog silhouetted in his beak is absolutely incredible. How long did you watch him to get such wonderful shots?

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Valerie-Jael said...

Tastes are different. I watched the heron here devouring a baby duck yesterday, poor things. Still, the herons have to live, too. Thanks for the photos and the fun commentary, hugs, Valerie

Polly said...

Dear Harry, he doesn't know how many followers he has! I'm developing a real affinity for him. Great photos Jeanie. Do you do videos?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

While I do agree, Jeanie, that Harry the Heron certainly has to eat it was a bit sad to see the frog's fate. As you know, we here at the F&P are rather fond of frogs 😉 I do hope that penguins will not be on the dinner menu next time. That said, this was an entertaining (perhaps wrong term) series of shots, the commentary was the entertaining part here as certainly the 🐸 would not have found it to be true.

Pamela said...

Wow! What fabulous photos! You must have a lot of patience.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

That is one big frog Harry captured! I didn't know they ate frogs. When I first saw the title of your blog it made me sick to my stomach. When my brother was a teenager he used to catch frogs, fry their legs and eat them. I hated watching that. But Harry gets a pass. Wonderful photos!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great collection of Harry photos Jeanie! I can't help but feel bad for that poor little frog. Lucky Harry though!

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful sighting and photos Jeanie.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a fun series! People-watching may not be possible these days, but this is a whole 'nother kind of fun :)

Rustic Pumpkin said...

Great photos and story, but as a vegetarian, shudders!

~~~Deb in Wales

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm not sure he's the kind that likes to share! haha! And he's found the perfect spot...lots of tasty morsels! Happy weekend! This is MY kind of entertainment!

gigi-hawaii said...

Oh, my. No dipping sauce??? Haha. Love your photos, Jeanie.

Anonymous said...

Great photos!
Love Cath

bobbie said...

Thanks for the grins and giggles!

Pam said...

FROG legs....looking like that heron was enjoying the WHOLE frog...haha

Stevenson Que said...

Jeanie! I am so amazed by the perfect timings you took these lovely shots! At first seeing the title of your latest on my blog list gave me thoughts of deep fried frog legs which is a delicacy here in the Philippines! Seems like Harry enjoys them the way we do! Oh but we don;t have them raw okay HAHAHA

Happy Weekend dearest Jeanie!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a great capture of photos you got! Harry on the other hand captured his menu! Boy he has a long and flexible neck!
Traverse City is opened up retail and restaurants and the “fine Mayor” invited everyone to come up. I understand there is a flurry of visitors downtown and they are breaking social distancing rules. We will see in the next 2 weeks if there were any repercussions from this. Have a great weekend Jeanie!

DeniseinVA said...

Great captures! I have never seen a heron with a frog before.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh my. I didn't realize they ate frogs.
That first photo looks like a painting.

Jean said...

What fantastic photos. Well done

Adam Jones said...

Such stunning pictures of the Heron. They're great birds to watch.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, this is such a delightful post and your photography of Harry is exquisite. Your commentary is perfect!

My name is Erika. said...

A few of those photos of Harry look similar to impressionist paintings. The lighting and water lilies add to that. These are fabulous photos. You really get a pretty close up view and I almost feel bad for the frog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jeanie. hugs-Erika

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

I love this, Jeanie. I guess I always thought about your friend and his associates feasting on fish for their dinner. I have a fondness for frogs and I enjoy them in their natural habitat and in my garden. And, it appears Harry enjoys them too. Harry certainly has a lovely home.

Happy weekend to you, Jeanie.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Good for Harry! What a fine progression of photos, Jeanie. Harry certainly enjoyed the offerings at the pond. Except for his captures it's good to see he's a social distancer!

Anu said...

Hello. Wonderful post. Great photos.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your post actually made me think you had made frog legs for dinner! I was polite enough to try them at my mother-in-law's home early in my marriage and I gag to think back on it!

Fantastic capture, Jeanie!

Jane

Cindy said...

Wow! Great pictures!

BeachGypsy said...

Awww, thank you Jeanie, glad you enjoyed the post and you and I sure do love the history don't we? Loved looking at all these action pictures you have here in this post too....you got some great one! I sure enjoyed the previous post as well, about Southern Exposure. You know how I always love your adventures and pictures from the events there and all the pretty things y'all make and the amazing meals they serve. Even tho y'all couldn't meet there in person as normal....at least you got to do this, better than nothing at all! hope your weekend is going great. It's hot here....been sweltering. Take care!

Evi Erlinda said...

Before I scrolled down, I was ready to look how your dinner looks like.

haha...that's Harry dinner!

Amazing shots, Jeanie!

roughterrain crane said...

Amazing. I have not taken photos like you did.

Joanne Huffman said...

cool!

Joanne Huffman said...

cool!

Maggie said...

Absolutely, stunningly beautiful captures, they belong in a magazine surely!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Absolutely wonderful captures Jeanie and your commentary was hilarious.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Absolutely incredible photos. They are out of this world. Simply amazing.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Jeanie, that is fabulous! You are quite the wildlife photographer, and I love the story!

Bella Rum said...

Oh, this was hilarious... well, maybe not for the frog. Love your commentary, and the pix are gorgeous.

Karen said...

That big body needs a lot of food in a day.

anno said...

Great photos! And I loved the accompanying storyline. Frogs! Who knew? Sure sounds like an unwieldy mouthful..

shoreacres said...

I keep looking and looking for frogs, and I never see one. I've finally decided that one reason has to be that we have more salt water than fresh. If I could find some shallower ponds like yours, I'll bet I'd have a better chance. It's a great sequence you caught, and I enjoyed the commentary -- but I'll bet I didn't enjoy it as much as Harry enjoyed his frogs!

Iris Flavia said...

And BOOM, reading your title - I was in France and thinking "ewwww" ;-)
Am I glad I´m none of Harry´s kind!
Oh. the poor froggy! I have so many here, they are all shocked!
They still hope to get kissed and become a Prince!
No such lucky guys in your place...

Great captures, though!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Jeanie, a simply amazing amazing portrait of Harry!!! Complete with your little narrative!!!! Wow!

Sandra said...

No catch and release for Harry.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

These are awesome photos, Jeanie! Believe it or not, but I loved frog legs as a kid, but no longer!

Marilyn Miller said...

A Very Hungry Harry! Wow!

Sandi said...


Have you ever chosen your own lobster? I have not. But I have eaten frog legs! Not like this, though... 😂

The French Hutch said...

Awesome captures Jeanie. Cute captions and oh the poor little frogs...........

crackercrumblife said...

Ha!! Great images! We are studying ponds this week, lol. I should use your photos for Wyatt's lessons! :)

Sarah said...

What a fun post! I know it's the circle of nature, but I've been focused on frogs of late and concerned about protecting them. I suspect that pond is not lacking in numbers though. 🤗 Thanks for sharing your photos and dialog. Enjoyed this read!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What a feast for Mr. Henry! I have never seen a bird eat anything - Henry must have some good pickings at the ditch and the other ponds he visits. Thanks for sharing - awesome pics!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What a feast for Mr. Harry! I have never seen a bird eat anything - Henry must have some good pickings at the ditch and the other ponds he visits. Thanks for sharing - awesome pics!

Decor To Adore said...

Good morning Miss Jeanie! I am catching up on your posts this day. I love your nature shots. They fill me with peace. We need more of this! My cousin, who is an anesthesiologist in Philadelphia, spends her days incubating and checking people's ventilators. She is my north star when it comes to Covid. I trust her and she says to still stay home. I worry about the upcoming spikes due to all the recent large gatherings. But I can only control my corner of the world. So I work in the garden, check on neighbors, and get out to the shops once a week. Peace to you!

Lowcarb team member said...

Absolute joy to see the fabulous photographs of Harry the Heron …

All the best Jan

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