Since Jan brought the subject up today, I thought I would blog about toad frogs today. These would fall in the category of “things that make me smile” or favorite things, a topic started by Ronda. I was going to do a whole post of things, but haven’t seemed to find time, so I will just sprinkle them out over a few blogs, here and there. My love of toads is one of the reasons my DH says I’m a simple woman. 🙂 I can sit outside and watch the toads on the patio and be completely amused. And yes, I’ve taken pics of them. This one I referred to as Mr Green Jeans, as he was more green in color than the others. These pics are from a couple years ago. It was a good toad year. On a good night, I would have around 15 toads on the patio. I even turned on the light to attract more bugs for them to eat. Before DS could mow, I would go around the yard, collecting them in a bucket so he wouldn’t run over them. I know…you are shaking your head right now, thinking, “is she serious?” Yes, I’m afraid so. This is a little trait I have that drives my DH & DS a little nuts at times. And when I comment that I can’t find a particular one, that’s when DH says “are you serious? You can tell them apart now?” Sigh….
These cuties are indoor toadies. I bought this one just because he’s cute and he makes me smile when I look at him. This one is special because he was a gift from a friend. She got him for me to put in the yard, but he is so cute, I kept him inside, where I see him more often.And this one, Dodie the Toad Fairy, is very special because she was made by one of my online quilting friends, Peggy H., from Montana. I was fortunate to be able to purchase Dodie from her. Isn’t she too cute?
Now then, I think I shall go clean the kitchen up from dinner, and hopefully, the thunderstorm we are having will end, so I can go turn on Corky, my quilting machine! We just got about three inches of rain in the last 1.5 hours. I am working on my Mom’s quilt, and had hoped to work on it some right after I got home from work. But, that’s right when the storm came. I am having a little trouble with the last border. It looks a littly “wonky”. Could it possibly be my piecing???? Surely not! 😉 Oh, I hope it looks ok after I get it off the machine.