i love freckles

especially these freckles:

i also love comparing … as to this photo, taken in march 2008:

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five,
For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views;
I know a person small–
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!
She sends ’em abroad on her own affairs,
From the second she opens her eyes–
One million Hows, two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys!

– Rudyard Kipling

froggie

froggie thought our porch would be a great place to hang out. then the sun came out. and the temp shot up to 97F. froggie was parched. so olli and dada walked froggie down from the porch and put him out back in the wetlands. i hope froggie is happy now.