You know the story about a frog in a pot of water? The way… if you put a frog in a pot, and slowly turn up the heat, the frog won’t hop out until the water boils, and it’s too late. Dead frog.
The proverb is intended to illustrate that, if you are in a situation that is steadily worsening, and you don’t do anything about it, you’re finished. Claire and I were discussing this story the other day, and I said that it would make a great photo. “We should catch a frog,” I said.
Later that day, whilst mowing the lawn, Claire started shouting at me. I couldn’t understand what she was saying over the noise of the lawn mower, so she started signaling me. Like this:
Okay, that was fun. I was wearing rubber boots – good thing, as the frog hopped into the wetland, and I hopped in after it.
Turns out, that story? It’s not true. The frog hopped out of the pot several times… and I only turned the burner on for one picture, and then just because the frog was not in the pot, and I wanted some red in the photo. After being a truly good sport and having its photo taken for about five minutes, we took the frog back outside and set it free.
Here is the full set of photos: