For those of you who are of my generation, if you liked Peter, Paul and Mary (the singing group, not the same as the folks of those names in the New Testament!), you may remember a song that Mary Travers sang about being in love with a big, blue frog. It went something like this:
“Well, I’m in love with a big blue frog,
a big blue frog loves me.
It’s not as bad as it appears, he’s got rhythm and a PhD.”
You see, she was singing about a guy whose last name was spelled, Phrog (“that’s frog to me” Mary croons). He also is described in the song as having glasses and standing 6’3″ tall.
This picture of a frog isn’t exactly blue, though the copper has oxidized a bit and the oxidized parts have a bluish-green color to them. I hope you enjoy this big, blue frog!
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1983, New York Yankees outfielder David Winfield, threw a baseball that accidentally struck seagull that flew into the path of the ball. After the game was over, the police arrested Winfield and charged him with “causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.” I feel sure that no one felt worse about the incident than Winfield himself.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: the veil or curtain used to hide some Hindu and Muslim women from the view of others is called a “purdah.”