Friday, September 24, 2010

Mr. Toad

I stepped out the front door to be greeted by a gorgeous, beautiful fall day, and by a lovely toad sitting in the middle of the sidewalk, a mere six feet from the door. He allowed me to photograph him; he let me walk past him to get him from another angle. He never so much as flinched.

The world has held great heroes
As history books have showed
But never a name has gone down to fame
Compared with that of Toad!
--from Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame


jimgrey said...

Tenacious toad.

Lin said...

Oooooh, he's lovely. Almost as lovely as a frog....

Secondary Roads said...

A delightful story.

Marydon said...

G'morn ~
Cute write ... I'd have gone back indoors.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

vanilla said...

Jim-- He does like his space.

Lin-- I'm partial to toad. Don't have to maintain a pond-- Don't own any waders, doncha know?

Chuck-- And no croaking after sunset.

Marydon-- Oh, we enjoy the critters around here. Though one of our moles got run over in the road last night.

Vee said...

Great picture!

vanilla said...

Vee-- Thanks. Toad was very cooperative!