It’s my birthday.
I’ve not been this stricken by the uncontrollable passing of time since I was approaching my ninth birthday and so desperately didn’t want to turn nine that I was diagnosed with leukemia.
Napping eyes of the red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas)
In the day, when the frog is asleep, a gold membrane creeps over its eyes. It lets in a small amount of light, enough so that if a predator approaches, the non-poisonous frog can wake up, show its bulging red eyes and present its yellow feet in a bid to make the would-be attacker think twice.