Friday, August 15, 2008

That little Frog...

It was a beautiful day, with clear blue sky and patches of white clouds all over. It was indeed a nice day to take its easy and relax. I walk toward my little garden in front of my house that I had redone after that absent of two months while on a holiday in the US. For almost a whole week I work patiently and did the best that I could to clean the garden that had been neglected for that whilst. Rearrange the pots, clean the fish pond and got everything in shape again, Voila! My garden is as great as ever.

The next day while looking around I notice a little frog crouching at the brim of the large porcelain pot; that I had filled with water, to look like a pond. Obviously the little frog thought that of it so and decided to stay put and enjoy the pond. I got closer to it and it did not run away, so without much ado I took my camera and took a few snap and sharing it with all to enjoy. Now that is nice, my little garden now has a new occupant and I hope it would stay there as part of this green of mine. I had been trying to get frogs and other friendly insects to be part of my garden. First the elusive squirrels that I had fed with cut apples which now a frequent visitor to my garden. At one time I did bought a few frogs and set it free in my garden but it did not want to stay but now this little frog is there and I believe enjoying itself in that made believe pond. I hope it would continue to stay and be part of my little garden.

So how do I have this frog?. Well the story is like this, during our absent for two months obviously others took the advantage and had a party in the empty house. This frog got into our kitchen and I believe could not find its way out and decided to stay. While cleaning the kitchen my spouse saw something that look like some rubbish and decide to throw it away but it jump up. On looking close we found it to be a little frog, so I scooped it and took it to the front of the house where my garden is and put it there and told it to stay if it wanted to. A few days latter I found it to be happily resting on the brim of that small pool of water. I am delighted that it decided to stay, so I did not disturb it but eventually I took my camera and got closer to it and took that snap as seen in the images above. So as you can see the presence of that little frog brought freshness to my little garden; making our lives as colorful as ever. Have a nice day.


louis said...

Hello Idrus,

In the two lower photos that frog looks for all the world as though he posed deliberately for his picture :)


Hehehe, he looks kinda cute! U gonna name it? I'm sure he will be a permanent resident in ur wonderful pond.
There's a stray puppy near my house. Whenever he sees me, he will run to me & lie on his back to ask me for a belly rub! I've named the little guy Belly Boy, LOL!

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on this subject.

Yes I think it knows that, so it posed like a star and enjoy doing it.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

sheela, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the enjoyment we get when in contact with the other species.

I hope this frog would stay and bring more of its friends along, so that the pond would be more lively. As for that stray dog of yours, that a good name and I bet it enjoy getting that rub from you. I love dogs as well but because of the surrounding could not kept one. Anyway I would always entertain the stray dogs that walk beside my house.

Have a nice day.

Akmal said...

Ahh, frog! I used to go nut whenever I see one. That was history :)
That sure reminds me of the croaks I got at the stairs of your house :)
Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

akmal, thanks for the visit and sharing your experiences on frog. It would be nice to hear the 'history'. Well, life is like that, that's what made it so interesting.

That 'frog' at my stair is still there and a very loyal one to. It croak whenever someone climb the stairs.

Have a nice day.