Some of our MEM (Master of Environmental Management) students here at Duke traveled as a class over their recent spring break to the wilds of the Amazon. They've posted their photos and taken me there vicariously, and I drooled over spectacular images of mountain terrains, mile-long waterfalls, ancient ruins, and all sorts of exotic flora and fauna.
One of our students, Davie Nguyen, had a few photos of frogs that just made me smile immediately. I told Davie he's got a great eye--his photos were just terrific. This little guy captured my heart, clasping onto this curling leaf out there. Davie told me it was ok to sketch him, so I did last night.
I showed my finished sketch to Joe, who laughed, and said, "I didn't see him right away!" to which I replied, "Well, of course not; he's camouflaged!"
"Fifty flippant frogs walked by on flippered feet
And with their slime
They made the time unnaturally fleet." (--Unknown)