Managed to get this really nice shot of one tadpole. This one was marked as hatching on 1/31, but it is as far along or farther than the ones marked 1/7, so I'm actually thinking the person I bought them from meant to mark it 12/31 perhaps. This one is maybe a week away from popping it's front legs, then for 2 weeks after that, it will re-absorb it's tail and then climb out of the water.
When I can no more stir my soul to move, and life is but the ashes of a fire
When I can but remember that my heart once used to live and love, long and aspire
Oh, be thou then the first, the one thou art, be thou the calling, before all answering love
And in me wake hope, fear, boundless desire.