Frog out of water
Escapade across concrete
Don’t think I’ll be seeing any frogs any time soon!
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Is that because you don’t like them and will be running in the opposite direction, or that they’re scarce where you live? One of my best friends has a phobia about frogs. When we were next-door-neighbours, I planted some stripey grass in my garden, not knowing what a frog magnet it was!
It’s because they are under four feet of snow! Now, I do not fear them. There are that many in my neck of the woods, though. I have to go for one of my walks with Zeke in the woods to find any!
Fat, happy frog…hopefully 🙂
He seemed very contented and, fortunately for him, my dog wasn’t in the least bit interesting in chasing him away, as he didn’t smell of cat or fox!
I love Wind in the Willows and Mr. Toad’s wild ride- though I know the difference between frog and toad- I think lol!! Great photo!
Oh, yes, that irrepressible Mr Toad and his latest crazes that ended in disaster. I hope this frog keeps out of the way of that yellow motor car with the noisy horn!
He looks very out of his comfort zone. 😕
Certainly not the safest place for a frog to hang out.
That’s a big fellow.
He is indeed, if he is a male. Since I took this photo, I wondered if this was a female frog in search of a pond to lay her eggs in, as it’s the right season for this.
I love this! Sarah, you really need to publish a collection of haikus! “Amphibian dare” is my new favorite phrase!
Thanks so much, Naomi 🙂 Funny you should suggest about the haiku collection, as my family keep suggesting this, too. What I wondered is whether such a collection should have any illustrations or not — either photos, or paintings of photos (I can paint, although haven’t done so for years). What do you reckon? Purists would say that a haiku poem should not be illustrated, but paint a picture with its words. What do you think?
I’m no purist… but a Haiku with a matching image is so much more!
Thanks, Dale, for commenting on this.
I’ve read haiku written by the Japanese masters, and they’re totally genius. Not being a genius myself and not being an ancient Japanese master, I tend to like an image to go with my quintessentially English haiku. But if I were to paint pictures to go with them, I’d try to make them uncluttered, with fine brush strokes, to complement the spareness of words in the poem,
Then, please do…and share! I’d love to see your creations!
I’m no purist. I would be intrigued to see a pairing of both the visual and verbal accomplishments of the same artist. Perhaps the illustrations could be, like a haiku, simple and suggestive.
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Writes quirky novels, speculative flash fiction, haiku and tanka. Nature lover. Novice photographer. Allotment freak. Mezzo soprano. British eccentric.
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