Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Shea has developed a fascination with frogs and I'm constantly rushing out to rescue them from him. He hasn't hurt any yet; he specialises in hovering with menace. I found one poor little fella with his front feet over his eyes today - a friend told me this morning that they did that when threatened by a cat but I didn't believe her...sorry, C, I've now seen it with my own eyes!

I found this little frog on the lawn yesterday and popped him into the pot pond on the deck. He must like it as I noticed him on the rim this afternoon. I still had the macro lens on the D40 and rushed to get it and knelt in the rain on the wet decking to take a few shots. This is the best and it's hand-held. I love the blue of the pot and the vibrant green on the pond grass framing the frog.

The girls and I have been watching the first series of "Life on Mars" on DVD. We're really enjoying it! Last night I spotted an orange bongo lamp identical to one we used to have when I was a kid. It's funny how the fashions don't look too dated as many of the 70's styles are back in fashion again! On the same theme I've just read a good book called "Where did it all go right?" by Andrew Collins, about growing up normal in the '70s. Not nearly as good as Nigel Slater's "Toast" but a pleasant nostalgic read anyway.

11 comments:

Mafia Wife said...

Wonderful froggie shot, CG! So cool that you have them right in your own back yard to photograph!

picperfic said...

I love that shot J!! The colours, the focus, the composition...its just great ribbit ribbit....poor little thing hiding it's eyes :^)

Anna said...

Peek a boo...I see you! Cute shot.

Akelamalu said...

I had a pond until a frog moved in. I made MWM take it down the the lake in the park in a bucket, then got him to fill the pond in. I'm not a big frog fan! I am a big fan of "Life on Mars" though.

Kaycee said...

The details in the frog shot are so good! Well done!

RUTH said...

Great photo. Frogs can be right little posers sometimes.
{{{HUGS}}}
Rx

JAM said...

Wow, this is a really great shot. I'm talkin' magazine photo. Well done.

This is a world-class photo.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Great shot Julie. I have caught up on all of your posts and love the flowers.

You and your daughter are welcome to visit any time. I posted in my blog tonight explaining who Blaze is.

Thanks for being so diligent in visiting my blog, I appreciate it and it makes me feel good to know that I have you all pulling for me.

(((((Huge Hugs)))))

Lori
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Ex-Shammickite said...

Great shot, that froggie would be a proud froggie if he knew that his picture is plastered all over the internet! Of course, he'd be even prouder if he actually knew what the internet was.....!

The Everglades said...

When I was a young boy frogs were in constant peril around me. It ididn't help that I had three brothers all wanting to do bad things to the poor frogs, either. I told my wife about throwing them up in the air and listening to them splat, and she was horrified. I think, in hindsight, I am too!

Blake (My Side of The Bed)

Nazzareno said...

Delightful... to kiss.