Saturday, July 22, 2017

CLOSER OBSERVATION


When I was in elementary school, over 50 years ago, I had a pet toad. I loved it to pieces. Took it to school for show and tell but it escaped.  Made me very sad. So imagine my delight seeing this little one sitting on a patio chair, five decades or so, later… I almost missed it because it blended right into the background. I thought it was a leaf. Have you ever ALMOST missed seeing something, that under closer observation revealed itself to you?  



11 comments:

Mevely317 said...

I remember my dad taking me - and my shoebox -hunting for horny toads in the canyons surrounding our home. ...Stuff that would make me squeal today, lol.

betty said...

What a cute toad!! What a great surprise for you to see!

betty

jack69 said...

My grand daughter pointed a tree frog out to me last year, such a thrill to Stella and to me. She is getting over her fear of creatures that cannot harm her.
Love the picture and KNOW the heart of the post. YEAH!

Jon said...

I would have never seen that tiny toad! He does indeed look like a leaf. By the way, I like that chair.

How did I miss your previous post?????
I LOVE autumn and all the fun things that go with it. Those photos put me in an autumnal mood.

Back Porch Writer said...

Maybe it was yours coming back to visit lol!

Red Rose Alley said...

That must have been a nice surprise for you to see this toad on the patio chair. And I'm glad you got a picture of it before it hopped along its merry way. Thanks for the delightful story, Taryterre. You know how much I love your stories. : )

~Sheri

Paula said...

We have those tiny toads around and I don't see them until they hop.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Taking a closer observation is a good thing for sure. One time we were visiting a park where there tiny pea sized toads or frogs, not sure, all over the sidewalk and almost stepped on them.Nature proves lots for us to take closer observation. Toads are a welcome things they say as they eat up those nasty mosquitoes that we don't like half as much.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I don't think I would have seen him if it hadn't been for the close-up picture.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Yes and it was actually a little frog, too. It was green, the same color as my plastic watering can. It was perched on the spout and I picked the can up without seeing it at first.

Blogoratti said...

Toads are everything, good thing it wasn't sat on. Wonderful thoughts, sometimes we miss things that are staring us right in the face. Greetings!