August 04, 2009

Mr. Toad.

Recently, the lovely Jill posted some fun pictures of a toad, called Charming, which lives around their house.

Well, it so happens, that I too have such a tenant living on my terrace. I am not calling him Charming though, he is simply called Mr. Toad.
I will have to conclude that he is a perfect tenant. He is quiet, non intrusive and keeps my patio free of annoying insects such as mosquitoes and flies. I see him very rarely; only notice movement between my flowerpots from time to time, or among the plants, when I water them. Sometimes he startles me when he jumps, but all this I accept and find amusing.

The other day Mr. Toad was out and about and almost looked as if he was enjoying the sun. I guess even frogs and toads think we have had enough rain by now.
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20 comments :

MelRox said...

This toad looks so cute;) your blog is always a treat to read :))

Gal Friday said...

Mr. Toad(or could it be a Ms.?) really does appear to be enjoying the sunshine in your garden.

steviewren said...

Please ask Mr. Toad to send some of his friends over to my yard. I have enough mosquitoes for everyone to feast for days.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Mr. of Mrs. Toad looks so cute and comfortable with your garden. You show a great hospitality!

Jill said...

I must say that as toads go, Mr. Toad is a handsome one with distinctive markings and striping. The first photograph makes him look nothing short of regal! Charming also respects our abode and offers no complaints which makes him welcome. We do, however, "save him" from the paws of kitty cats from time to time!!

Hope you are enjoying your visit with your parents!

Cottage Garden said...

I like Mr Toad very much - he looks very handsome and distinguished!
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Cottage Garden said...

I like Mr Toad very much - he looks very handsome and distinguished!
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Betsy said...

Yes, he is SO handsome! He looks like he's posing for his picture to be taken. I love his coloring!

Rajesh said...

Nice different kind of post from you.

Jacki said...

I admire the way you find pleasure in the smallest things. :-)

We had a tremendous amount of rain this past weekend, and on Sunday Emma found a frog in our yard.

Claus said...

Truth be told, I'm not very fond of toads or frogs, even though I do like animals :-O And I don't why. I heard once that they can be poisonous? Perhaps that's why? I'm not sure, but seems that are a good thing to have around for mosquitoes and flies. What would it be good for caterpillars? They are destroying my plants!

Barbro Andersen said...

Oh, cuteness <3 I want a toad too :P

Barbro Andersen said...

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Protege said...

MelRox, Tina, Stevie, Philip, Jill, Jeanne, Betsy, Rajesh, Betsy, Claus and Barbro; thank you so much for all these wonderful comments that make my morning.;)) Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.;)
XOXO

gaelikaa said...

Quite a graceful looking toad. We have quite ugly looking toads over here.Especially now that the rainly season is upon us :)

Protege said...

=gaelikaa,
yes, I like my Mr.Toad.;)) He will be happy to hear about all the compliments posted here.;))

Noelle Chantal said...

hi, Protege! sorry it took me forever to visit your blog again. i miss you a lot and your wonderful blog! how are you beautiful? :)

by the way, Mr. Toad looks like a nice friendly pet in your garden. actually, i'm a bit scared of them. may be because of their looks, hehe. i think he's really enjoying the sun as much as you do. :)

Protege said...

=Noelle,
welcome back sweetie, I really missed your wonderful comments.;))
I am so flattered that you take your time to respond to everything so thoroughly.;))
I hope you had fun on your travels, I can not wait to catch up.;)
xo

Hilary said...

I love this little guy.. he looks all golden in the sunlight! I just got back (to Frank's place) from the cottage and an in catch-up mode. I don't think I'll comment on every post but I promise that I'll read each and every one of them. :)

Protege said...

=Hilary,
welcome back! I so missed your comments! I bet you had a great stay in the cabin.:))
Yes, Mr. Toad is a cutie, right?;)
xo