Fowler’s Toad

Sometimes when I’m out walking in the backyard, this common little toad will jump out of its hiding spot in the grass and surprise me.  I’m guessing that it has a nice secluded spot under our porch where it goes to stay cool during the heat of the day.

“Nature poets can’t walk across the backyard without tripping over an epiphany.” ~Christian Wiman

Soaking in the pool

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We have had very little rain here during the month of September, so most of the puddles and creeks are drying up.  Desiring to find a nice wet place, this toad decided to take a swim in the kiddie pool in our back yard.   My presence didn’t seem to faze it in the least as it soaked in the water and enjoyed the afternoon sun.

“It’s easy to let days fly by without taking notice to the world around you. Life is beautiful. Soak it in, think about it and be grateful.”  ~Unknown