Squirl's Nest

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Everything's just going to the frogs

Here is a place that I spend some time. There is some beautiful scenery and wildlife here. Kitty and I went around one day with our (then) new cameras. Here are some of the shots of the grounds.

Work1

Work2

Work3

In this last picture there were a lot of frogs. Here are a couple of those shots.

Frog1

Maybe this one is the prince, eh?

Frog3

29 comments

Blogger August95 said...

Cool, it is nice to have a place to go and just be.

Tue Jul 26, 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, August95. It really is nice here. Not quite as beautiful in the winter but gorgeous right now. Sometimes there are herons out front but I think they must have just mowed so there were only a few ducks and the picture would've been blurry.

Tue Jul 26, 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Did you kiss him to find out?
I'd rather kiss that frog than some dates I had back in the day.

Way cool pictures. Would dig relaxin' there. And by relaxin', I mean bein' drunk.

Tue Jul 26, 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

No, Bucky, didn't want to get that close to the water. You know how clumsy I am.

Tue Jul 26, 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Great photos! I love green frogs, but all we've seen out here are brown toads. Bucky, quit assaulting the wildlife, please. And fer godssakes, if yer gonna get drunk, bring some gluten-free beer for all of us!

Tue Jul 26, 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, thanks. You know, Bucky forgets herself sometimes. I wonder what gluten free beer actually tastes like? Hmmm

Tue Jul 26, 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

That's so pretty.
Nice place to have a picnic lunch... but then the sprinklers would probably go on... and Bucky would stumble by trying to kiss your frog-prince.
Never mind.

Tue Jul 26, 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Sierrabella. The sprinklers do go on sometimes. I can stumble as well as Bucky, though. :-) Frog prince, yeah!

Tue Jul 26, 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Yeah, Squirl, we could have some sparkling burgundy and kiss the frogs. It'll be great fun!

And no, I will NOT quit assaulting the wildlife. They like me.

Tue Jul 26, 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

*sigh* Does that mean no beer?

Tue Jul 26, 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Ohhhhhhh, I know I shouldn't mention Peter Gabriel again...

Wed Jul 27, 06:20:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, sparkling burgundy, sounds good. ;-) And I think we need to consult the wildlife on this one before we pass any judgements.

Eclectic, we can have beer as long as it doesn't have to be gluten-free.

Mr B, yay, you're back. Don't even think about Peter Gabriel.

Wed Jul 27, 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Why are we not thinking about Peter Gabriel?

Don't you want me to get my monkey shocked?

Wed Jul 27, 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I know that anything I say here can and will be taken absolutely the wrong way by Bucky.

Wed Jul 27, 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

It's not the monkey Bucky, it's the "baby kiss that frog" part.

By the way, if you have not heard Don Ho do "Shock the Monkey" you...NEED to. Sort of. :)

Wed Jul 27, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Nice pics, Squirl.

So, did you kiss him? To see if he was the prince, I mean?

Wed Jul 27, 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Well, hell. I should've read the comments before I left mine. I see I'm not the first to ask if you smooched the froggy.

Wed Jul 27, 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I don't know if I could handle shocking the monkey. Oh wait, that's a song isn't it. Oh...

Ladybug, thanks! No, I didn't want Ichabod to be jealous. Maybe Kitty should've. She could use a princely kind of fellow right now.

Wed Jul 27, 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

what great pictures! My kids are always catching frogs around here. I have to wonder how many my daughter has secretly kissed looking for a prince...

Wed Jul 27, 05:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Rae Ann, I guess there could be worse things for a kid to do. :-)

Wed Jul 27, 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I love the look of Weeping Willows and water. Simply beautiful and peaceful.

Wed Jul 27, 06:58:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

That is cool. I have never seen a frog in the wild before. Very neat.

Wed Jul 27, 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger Spurious Plum said...

My aunt lives behind a marsh, and in the spring and summer there's TONS of froggies. LIke you have to watch where you step. Some of them are the size of a dime.

Nice that you're somewhere pretty!

Wed Jul 27, 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Ah, these last 2 frog comments remind me of the favorite places of my best friend and I while growing up.

We'd ride our bikes "to the bridge", which was just a tiny, insignificant little bridge over a creek. But it was always fun to hang waaaaaaaaay over the wall and look down for the frogs. One year, it must've been just the right kind of weather or something because there were tons of those little bitty frogs about the size of a quarter. That summer, we must've ridden down there every day to see the frogs.

Wed Jul 27, 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Jamie Dawn. It is beautiful around there.

Kranki, I saw them a few weeks ago, too, when they were smaller. You live in the city and don't get a chance to get out. But you can live vicariously through these pictures if you like. These here are Green Frogs.

Plum, are they Spring Peepers? They are pretty small, but a group of them can be deafening in the Spring. After they mate and lay their eggs they head up in the trees and stay there until Fall when they burrow under the mud for the winter.

Danielle, frogs are really cool. I think I need to blog about the frog from last Saturday.

Wed Jul 27, 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Nice pictures. I love the willow tree.

Wed Jul 27, 09:38:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kat, welcome and thanks!

Thu Jul 28, 06:38:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Nice place. I love all your new photo-blogging, here. Willow trees are Jif's favorite, so I like them a lot, too. Unlike so many of your commenters, I am not currently drunk.

Sun Jul 31, 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, thanks. lol Glad you liked the pictures. I'm really enjoying my new camera.

Sun Jul 31, 06:04:00 PM  

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