Thursday, August 19, 2010

A little fellow.....

Roger headed out to the garage last night, but was back inside in just a second and told me to get my camera....this little tree frog is what he had spotted. Notice how his legs really blend in with the siding on the garage?
The above photo is a cropped version of another one...I was so happy with this. I was amaze it was even half in focus because it was dark outside with only the light from the corner of the garage.

At home, we had a wisteria growing at the end of the porch...and often times we would see a tree frog on the window in the living room...I think it traveled out the wisteria and got on the window from one of the vines. He was at least 10-15 times bigger than this little guy! This one would almost have fit on a quarter, and for sure on a half dollar.

For a while, every time I sat on the front porch here, I would hear one but have yet to spot it. It sounds as if it could be quite a bit bigger than this one, if you can go at all by sound.

And remember when we were kids and would go out on the playground at school, and there would be little tiny frogs everywhere? Or did that not happen any where else. We never did know where they came from...but there would be hundreds of them and they were easy to catch they were so plentiful. If I remember correctly, they would only be there a day or two and then we just didn't see them any more.

There wasn't any pond of water anywhere close, though I do think if it rained enough over in the pasture next to the school grounds there would be a big puddle. It was just strange...I cannot remember seeing that happen anywhere else...but it happened there several different years.

8 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I grew up with those spotty toad frogs in our yard in VA. I was always told not to touch them since you could get warts... Don't know if that was true or not...

I don't see frogs here... BUT--I'm not outside much at nights... Your little green fellow is cute.. You got great pictures of him..

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

You got a couple of good pictures of the tree frog. When I was growing up in Indiana we would often see them, but I haven't noticed them as much any more.

Tricia said...

I don't ever remember seeing that many at one time, but I used to see lots at my other place in the country. I never see much of anything pertaining to wildlife here in the city... dangit! I miss the country

Mary said...

These are great! The only time I see this little guys is on our sliding glass doors at night and never get photos...too dark. These shots are so clear and the color so good!

Small City Scenes said...

Don't you just love them little tree frogs! They have such a big voice for being so small. Their toes/feet look like crowns I always thought.
Nice story about Little Miss sunshine in your previous post. MB

EG Wow said...

I don't think I have ever seen a tree frog although I sure have heard them. :(

A piece of news said...

I was never a fan of frogs as a kid. I like looking at them, but I don't pick them up or touch them, but I wasn't afraid of them. Anyway, I wouldn't know one from another. So this is cool. He looks so delicate.

Carletta said...

At our old home we had one that lived in one of my big pots that held a spruce tree. He would come out of the evening and spend it on our first glass door. He spent a couple of summers there.
These are cute pics. I love those little frog feet.

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