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Nana’s Fish Pond--Home of the Frogs

Nana’s Fish Pond--Home of the Frogs

From eight in the morning and until dark the backyard is busy. It is where the flowers and vegetables are being grown, where food is being cooked, where the dogs are hanging out, and where the fish and frogs are being caught.

When I was younger I would wake up and go straight toward the pond without anyone even knowing I was awake. I would first watch the fish and then would grab the net and start swatting down at the first fish I saw. When my brother would wake up he would normally meet me there. Caleb and I would sit by the pond for an hour or so and then have a fish off, whoever could catch the most fish wins, and as always Caleb would win. As Caleb and I got older he quit playing in the fish pond and would go and play video games or watch TV and I moved onto a new type of fishing, fishing with my hands, but not fish; frogs. The frogs were more tricky, they always saw me before I saw them, and they would jump. After several times of trying to catch them; I did. After it only got better, I was catching them all the time. One day a thought came to me, "Why not just take pictures of them". I went inside asked my Nana for a camera and went outside and took pictures. The more I took the better they got. Around the time I started taking pictures of my backyard friends, my grandmother was getting together with some of her co-workers and friends about www.speakgreenMS.org. My grandmother came to me and asked if I would like to put my frog pictures up on the website. She said, "I want you to write some things on there about frogs and the quiet time you spend with them." First things first, I needed to take more photos, after that I did some research on them. I found out some really interesting facts about frogs. " The more frogs that are populated in one area, the healthier that place is." When I told my grandmother that, she felt good about her back yard and fish pond. To this day she still has lots of frogs and I still fish or "frog" in there. The fish pond is where I will always feel most comfortable.



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