This morning on the Farmlet

I always see Bob off to work in the mornings.

With slippered feed, and bleary eyes I walk him out the door, have a good hug,  and then sit on the bench to wave as he drives down the road.  (I’ll be seen wearing a thick robe, no matter the weather, to ward off those dang mosquitoes too!)

This morning had a little surprise in store.  In the half-light, I saw a small thing stuck to the wall by the front door.  Peering closer revealed this!

All this rain has brought us more than annoying mosquitoes.  It has brought us beautiful little green frogs to eat them!

It was a good beginning to the day!

How is yours going?


NOTESApparently, my little frogs are Squirrel Tree Frogs, and they will only grow to be just under two inches long.  For more information on the Squirrel Tree Frog look HERE!

23 thoughts on “This morning on the Farmlet

  1. Littlesundog says:

    What a gorgeous surprise! Sometimes these small, seemingly insignificant wonders end up being the most fascinating aspect of the day! I love little frogs. We don’t have them here, but every trip to Louisiana to visit family I find myself all along the bayou looking for little frogs!

    I’m having a most excellent day baking and cooking ahead, for easy evening meals for the coming weekend. And, I thought I had completely botched making a loaf of bread when I forgot to add the basil and sun-dried tomatoes in with the main ingredients. I went ahead and kneaded them in, hoping for the best. What do you know… that loaf of bread rose like a wonder and is the lightest most scrumptious bread I’ve ever made!

    • Lynda says:

      Oh the little things in life, they truly are wonderful, Lori!
      I don’t recall ever adding them in with the rest of the ingredients. But sadly I don’t make traditional bread anymore, so I could be recalling incorrectly! 😉 Glad it came out well for you!

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Running a day behind here (but it really doesn’t matter as this morning is just as fabulous as yesterday’s was: ) and thank you for asking!
    Thank you also for showing the other side of the gallinipper/golliwomper story… I have always loved frogs, but most especially the delicate little sticky-toed fellows like your Squirrel Tree Frog. Don’t you just LOVE Nature’s jewelled creatures?

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        The most important thing about a camera (next to the eyeball attached to it; ) is the lense…
        Can you add a macro/zoom to yours? And still loved these pics anyway!

        • Lynda says:

          I have a zoom, but can’t afford the Macro. And the camera I have might work a bit better if I hadn’t dropped it into the stream once… and left it out in a torrential downpour on another. 😯

          • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

            Alrighty then…
            Well, how ’bout an early(“self-gifted”; ) Christmas present?
            (Heck, there’s always loads of good, used camera equipment floating around on Kijiji, Craig’sList… : )

  3. shoreacres says:

    I think from your photos and from what others have said, this must have been the sort of frog I encountered on a trip to Louisiana. I was at a bed and breakfast, sitting on the porch, when they started to – well, make their presence known. I couldn’t see a thing, but it sounded like the very King Frog of all the frogs was serenading us.

    When I finally found the thing, it looked just like yours, and it was tiny. How something that small could have such a huge voice I don’t know, but there it was. I wish we had them here – but I’m just not in the right place for them. We’re big on crickets, though!

    • Lynda says:

      HA! Some mornings are so hot and steamy that I feel like I am roasting. However, our weather has been so wet this summer that our mosquito population is outrageous! (ex: it has rained more days than not for two weeks, real gully-washers too!) So it’s roast or be sucked dry. 😛

      LB, I love those little froggers! 🙂

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