Sweet Serenade

I practically skidded to a stop when I heard them last night, because I’m the type of guy who while biking home in the darkness of Ballona Creek will do that kind of thing in order to listen to and appreciate the music of  the night as sung by some unseen frogs somewhere nearby.

They’re very early this year. Normally they don’t sound off until deep into spring. Perhaps they were drawn out so soon by the unseasonably rich weather of the last three days? Whatever the reason it was my treat to hear them and now yours, too.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."