Here, high in vines a tiny tropical tree frog begins it’s nocturnal hunt for insects and spiders.
As it sits upon this dead branch, it converses with its fellow denizens through changes in the color of its skin.
This chromatic idiom is as silent as it is beautiful, it is a conversation of rainbows high in the tree tops.
Right now, the legions of tadpoles are completing their metamorphosis and are setting forth across the mountain.
Here they will spend their next fifteen summers enlivening the Dehesa with hue and song.
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Photo: Hyla aborea at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.