Tadpoles are one of those things in nature that will suck me in so strong I can barely pull myself away from staring at them. They are as majestic to view as a fantastic far reaching mountain and rival with the fun of watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. They gracefully move around by making ripples with their translucent tail - the tail they are growing into to become some big ole' frogs. What makes it even more amazing is to watch this life cycle happen over time- starting from the bubbles they form in, swimming out into the clumps with their siblings, and eventually striking out on their own to fill the night with a soothing chirp.
(They also remind me of miniature Louisiana catfish!)
Tadpoles, take me away! xoxo