Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday 5/18

Every May, these little guys start showing up in our yard.


































With 3 boys, they get a lot of attention and are often named.  This one was named Gar (because he was found in the garden. by me. just seconds from being punctured by my garden hoe.)

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21 comments:

Petie said...

I have an 11yo boy that catches anything moving in our yard (frogs, garter snakes, etc). Cute shot!

Terry Elisabeth said...

I used to love trying to catch frogs when I was a little girl. I love frogs ! I love this shot.

Vonda said...

Wow! I love this shot. We found a really green tree frog during our gardening this last weekend.

Chris said...

Thanks for the kind comments Petie, Terry Elizabeth, and Vonda!

I have to clarify though, this is a toad, not a frog. (I never knew this until I had boys!)

Frogs have smoother skin, are usually brighter colors, and live in or near water.

Toads have bumpy drier skin, a stubbier body and shorter legs, and can live in dry to moist environments, only in water for laying eggs.

Okay, science lesson for today is done! :)

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

This is an amazing shot. Love it, even if I have three girls : )
Dana

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

If those had been in my yard, they so would have been brought in my house.

Adorable though!

Graceful said...

That is one cute photo!! And froggie!

Patty said...

this shot was too irresistable! it is fabulous! you should definitely print and frame this one! i love it! :)

Patty said...

this shot was too irresistable! it is fabulous! you should definitely print and frame this one! i love it! :)

Cate said...

What a great shot - and you've caught his eyes perfectly. Love it!

Wendy said...

what a perfect shot! my 3 boys love frogs too...must be a boy thing!

diXymiss said...

Fantastic catch ~ childhood encapsulated! I've got all pink and piXie dust here, but actually know the difference between frog & toad, thanX (in part) to homeschooling. ;-)

McMom said...

Wow! Incredible shot!

Heather said...

I had to go get my youngest to come see your sweet shot... he is sure the toad is pregnant! Don't know how he knows:)

It is a really great shot; puts a smile on my face!
ps. thanks for visiting myeverydaygraces earlier:)

Coneflower Ranch said...

You have a boy after my own heart! My favorite theme to teach my second graders was frogs and toads. We had both in the classroom to feed and care for, I think I had more fun than the kids!

mary katharine said...

LOVE!!!!

mary katharine said...

LOVE!!!!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

K so to be honest... I think frogs are gross... and the fact that they are in your yard is even more gross... but some how I found this photo sooooo facsinating and I actually think this frog is sooo cute! I may actually touch it if I could... he looks like a toy or something!!

Amber@ClassicHousewife said...

Oh, and you touched it! Ewww!! ;0)
(I'm still a squeamish little girl at heart.)

He is kinda cute tho. Great angle. =)

julie said...

How cute is he!!!!!! What a little chubster!! You made me smile...GREAT sweet shot :)

Chris said...

Thanks everybody for all the sweet shot love! I'm glad you enjoyed the photo because I loved his beady little eyes and how it all turned out too.

Amber - that's my son's hand in the photo, holding the toad. I was the one to grab in from the garden though because I knew my boys would want it!

And Stephanie - I've gotten used to frogs and toads since having 3 boys! They love all kinds of bugs and insects too, so it's helped me overcome the squeamishness! I still hate spiders though.

diXymiss - sometimes I wish there was more pink and sparkly girl stuff around here! But I do love having boys!