(7) Thirty Days of Grateful Praise: Toads

I almost stepped on this fellow because he blended so perfectly with his surroundings.  He seemed completely unperturbed by his brush with certain disaster.

This little guy regarded me from our clothesline pole with something akin to wry amusement.  I certainly was amused–and delighted–by him.


11 Responses to “(7) Thirty Days of Grateful Praise: Toads”

  1. betsyfromtennessee Says:

    You’ve got me on this one…. I never thought about praising a TOAD…. ha ha… That is not nice of me, is it????? But–I’ll agree that there are many little things in this world which do deserve our praise —toads being one of them…

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

  2. Darla Says:

    Great snaps…! The second one looks quite self-satisfied … maybe even a big smug? LOL “All creatures great and small…” I’m currently contemplating gratitude for scorpions…working on it… 😉

  3. Bikbik & Roro Says:

    They ALWAYS seem completely unperturbed by their brushes with certain disaster lol.. That expression; it’s so content, it’s almost smug, like he knows the secret of happiness or something. But I think we could really learn a lot from that unperturbedness (is that a word?) — being content, serene, and just relishing the moment. Thank God for toads — and all animals — who set us such great examples!

  4. Bonnie Jacobs Says:

    Have you heard of the book “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv. I think you’d like it. I wrote about it here: http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/yearning-for-good-life.html

  5. Plowing Through Life (Martha) Says:

    I love these little creatures, Beth. I’ve been hoping one of them will visit my garden. Not luck yet. Those are such great photos. I especially like the last one where he looks like he’s really enjoying that snooze.

  6. CountryDew Says:

    I love toads. Well, not to handle but they’re fun to watch.
    I have answered your question about optimism on my blog today. I hope you get a chance to read it. – Anita

  7. Jes Says:

    A few days late catching up on your posts–what a photogenic toad!

  8. Kay G. Says:

    Wow, what perfect camoflauge. I love toads and frogs.

  9. Clara Melvin Says:

    Toads are good in your garden as they eat pests and slugs. I love to hear their mating call in the Spring. I was always told as a child not to pick one up because they would do you know what on you and you would have warts…LOl A myth, I think. They are delightful tho!

  10. birdsandbenjamin Says:

    I thought the second one was a pebble, if you remember. It was surprising to realize this little rock was pulsating, blinking, staring… I was equally fascinated by how and why a toad would get up there as I would have been by the prospect of a pebble balancing on a round surface.

  11. Ariel Says:

    I’ve never seen a toad with green cheek markings like that! He certainly is a smug, mirthful fellow.

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