There he was, on the stairs,
so very tiny.
He wasn’t afraid.
I reached out my fingers,
And he climbed right on.
His black eyes have a gold circle.
His chin line is bright yellow.
He’s really beautiful.
I told him so, and he smiled.
He dove in and showed me some of his fancy moves.
I need to name this little guy.
This was his third visit.
Better yet, I’ll let the children name him.
”Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.
It will never fail you.”
~Frank Lloyd Wright~
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What a lovely frog. Thanks for sharing.
I wish my camera had picked up the colors. Thanks, John.
WhenI had a pool I enjoyed the frog visits. I was always concerned about the chlorine but I guess it was not harmful since they seemed to do okay.😊
I was concerned about the chlorine, too. But no, the frog doesn’t seem to be bothered. Hey, pool water vs pond water? Seems like a no brainer to me. 🙂
Me too. 😁
Awwww…one of my favourite garden inhabitants they all come out in the rain so many of them hopping about…I love this post 🙂 x
Thank you Carol. He was a beauty. 🙂
He looked like it.. We have an old boy who lives under one of our slabs.. x
That must be delightful!
It is Jennie.. I get so excited over things I never would have.. I could watch him for hours.. x
I do, too! 😀
How wonderful to have such an auspicious visitor. He’s adorable.
It was a delightful surprise!
So sweet. We get a lot of frog visitors in our pool too. Unfortunately it’s a constant race to rescue them before the dog does. They usually don’t fair so well when she scoops them out 🙁
Oh, no! Our dog days are gone, but I can imagine the scene.
Aww! What a cutie!🥰
He is! I wish I’d been able to better capture the colors. It was fun!
You should have kissed him, Jennie. He is probably an enchanted prince and now he’ll be stuck as a frog until someone else comes along who understands his predicament.
You’re probably right! 😀
How serendipitous! Your froggy post and my tadpole post – pubbed within an hour of each other!
It looks like you’re having a splendid summertime, Jennie!
I’m always behind in my blog reading, so I look forward to your tadpole post! The summer is flying by. Hope all is well with you, Laura.
I always loved frogs as a child, Jennie, and spiders too. I really enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing what name the children come up with.
I’ve always loved frogs, too. We’ll see what the name might be. 🙂
How I enjoyed this little moment with you! It took me back to my childhood when I used to watch my brother spending delicate hours with the frogs that visited our pool.
I’m so glad it gave you wonderful memories!
Love this, and that he wasn’t scared!
I was surprised when he climbed right onto my finger. He was so tiny and cute!
What a cutie!
Although we have no pool or pond, we do get our share of frogs of all sizes. Julie is very scared of them, for some reason. I usually pick them up and put them out of harm’s way.
Best wishes, Pete.
Do you get the tiny ones? I can understand that Julie is scared, especially if they’re big.
Yes, we have tiny ones as small as my thumbnail. 🙂
How wonderful! 🙂
I’d love a frog to visit us. We haven’t seen any around here for a few years. It’s sad.
I’m pleased you’ve got a friendly one and look forward to learning his name.
I wonder what changed that made the frogs leave. We have lots of trees, streams, ponds, and open space. They like it. But a pool is a different thing, not exactly ‘nature’. I hope they pick a name.
Hopefully, they’re still here – just hidden. 🙂 I look forward to hearing what name the children choose.
Wow! What a great name. 🙂
I was so surprised! Leave it to children to come up with something great. 🙂
It is pretty special when nature reaches out to us in friendship.
I love how you said this, Pam. Your way with words is a cross between a bright light and a warm blanket. Thank you!
I am touched Jennie, thank you
You’re most welcome, Pam. 💕
Awww! We have a lot of little bitty frog hopping all over the neighborhood right now, and late last night when I got home from a night shoot there was a medium-sized toad right in front of my garage door showing me where I should pull in no doubt! He hopped away as soon as I hit the garage door opener and was nowhere to be seen after I parked. 😀
I am looking forward to learning what the children name it.
What a lovely little visitor. I hope he comes back and that you find the perfect name for him.
I hope he returns. The children named him Julia. They were sure!
A perfect name!!
I think so, too!
He’s a handsome little guy. I love your idea to let the children name him.
They named him today. Julia. Oh, they were very sure about the name!
I’m originally scared of frogs but this one was just so adorable
He is, and the children named him Julia. 🙂
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Thank you, Michael!
Wow! I cant remember when i had seen the last frog. Congratulations, Jennie! xx Michael
It was so much fun, and quite a surprise.
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So welcome 🌷🙏
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Lovely frog. Swimming and living😁
That is amazing but not for all time