I needed to stop and smell the roses today, so to speak. So I wandered around after the rain with my munchkin camera and took a few photos.
And then there's this one from tonight. I'm totally insanely oogly googly over frogs and toads. Seriously. I adore them, they make me giddy, I'm instantly back to six years old when I see them. I don't remember seeing frogs and toads much (ever?) as a little kid in San Diego or Redmond (WA) but when we moved back to California and were looking at houses in 1985, I kept seeing these tree frogs as well as baby toads at the places we looked. And that became my criteria. (Hey, I was six!) So when we went to the big ranch where I grew up, and I discovered the entire front yard was full of hundreds of baby toads, it was love at first sight, I didn't even go with my family to see the rest of the property as far as I remember, just stayed in the yard. So imagine my extreme glee at finding baby tree frogs hopping all over the back sidewalk this evening. Glee! So teeny and adorable! I randomly selected this one and brought it into the kitchen and took its photo, then put it back outside with its siblings. Sadly, I rarely see toads anymore, but the tree frog population seems to be doing well around here.