Watching frogs taking the sun can be completely mesmerizing – a pastime that leads to a special state of Zen. Their stillness is infectious. And perfect for photos.

The same frogs come back to their rocks and logs, day after day. They take on names and stories.

Painting their portraits allows me to keep the frogs close throughout the fall and winter. But with spring peeping ‘round the corner, I look forward to a new batch of spring peepers who will open another season of frogs and mindfulness.