Monday, June 15, 2009

the tiny guest



So, I'm walking outside to gather the trash barrels on this damp and drizzly Monday



when I notice something flat and gray at my back door railing. Is it gum or a rock?



It's a toad sitting very still! He is tiny and kind of cute.


Now where did he leave his bicycle?

xo

39 comments:

TattingChic said...

Elyse, you are so funny! Where did he leave his bicycle? LOL!

Coloradolady said...

I thought it was a rock too...he must be very small. Cute!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I never saw a toad that color. In our part of the country they are brown. I bet he liked your pretty flower bouquet.

Lori said...

cute!!!

Lori said...

ps:eeeeps:)

bekimarie said...

Do you think they call it a toadem instead of a tandem?
Great photo, he does look like a rock!
Have a great week.
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Shabby Addict said...

What a cute little guy! It was so great to catch up on your blog! I've missed it! I love the memory board you made! So gorgeous!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a cute little toad! He looks so at home right there on your railing!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a sweet little toad you have in your yard! Lucky you Elyse! I love toads and frogs and had so much fun as a child catching them! You know what is funny???? I did get warts on my little hands!!!

Sweet post!

Hugs,
Maryjane
xox

Sandi said...

What a cute and funny post! Love it! Where did he leave his bicycle...LOL!!
Blessings~

SouthCoast Home Staging said...

what a nice surprise visitor Elyse, and he posed so sweetly for you! I love his color.
xo Roberta

debi @ life in my studio said...

eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!!!! I'm soooo glad we don't have those here.

LaurieStar said...

Wow - I really thought that was a rock! Great photo! Amazing camo on that little guy!

Lisa said...

Really cool! How long did he stick around?
You find the coolest things!
Hugs, Lisa

lorhen82 said...

Wow, he really blends in with the stair rail! I would have freaked out if I had put my hand down near him, and he hopped! ~Lori

Karen said...

HOW AWESOME! You almost didn't even notice he was there! I have to laugh, I used to read those books to the boys when they were little! lol
What a funny post!!! Yay!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Well, it must be frog who took the bycicle for a ride and left toad behind on your porch...LOL
Cute!!!
Sonia

Barbara Jacksier said...

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Pearl said...

Wow can these guys adapt or what? Very cool is he. Love the flowers too.

Barb said...

He's so cute!
Don't you just love finding them?

blessings,
Barbara Jean

luckygirlgifts said...

Elyse that is so cool! You are not going to believe what we found in our front yard (gutter) this morning. A little lobster. Yup, that's what I said. I don't live near the ocean or anything. Can't figure out where it came from. My kids took pictures on their phones, If I can figure out how to download them I'll post a picture.
Crazy day. My little lobster is no way near as cute as your little guy.

Lisa said...

And your back porch is the perfect place to chill!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Awww, he is super cute! And I love those frog and toad stories :)

Hugs,
Amy

Claudia said...

Oh, what a cutie! I love finding toads in my garden - they are so cute!

aimee said...

ha ha that's funny and cute! looks like he has a smile on his face:)
blessinngs,
aimee

Laura said...

Hi Elyse! What a sweet post! i love that little guy....looks like he belongs there! Have a great night!
Laura

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Oh my.....that is such a great photo!!!! Amazing how his colors changed to the color of your wood railing.....awesome.

Elyse, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Frog and Toad. I would read them ALL the time to my son when he was a little guy! Thank you for giving me sweet memories, showing them on your post. Hugs.

icandy... said...

This was a really sweet post! :)

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Elyse:

You should have looked for his "motor car". We are huge fans here of the Ichabod story and Mr. Toad (disney).

Really, how cute.

Lisa

Claire said...

I just discovered your blog -- I love it! It makes me feel good inside =)

cupcake studio said...

Awww, your tiny toad is, well...terrific!

shabbyscraps said...

oh my goodness, that is amazing!! Love your tablescape from the first post too...I need/want everythinginthe new cath kidson catalog!
xoxo, Tiffany

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh, we have almost the same photo on our blogs. But yours is better. Let me see if I can find the link to mine from last year.
http://beesbloomblog.blogspot.com/search?q=toadally
Isn't it the same visitor?
BTW your flowers look fantastic.

KatCollects said...

LOL about the bicycle. Awwww he's a cute little guy.
Kathy

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