I have been wondering how I was going to broach this subject with you. Today being Thursday and many people write about things to be thankful for so this being one of them for me I thought this is it.
I was walking through the garden the other day and I noticed what I thought might be a leaf blowing across the ground. No that wasn't it. Do you see him down there?
A sweet little toad making its way. It stopped between the miniature hostas. So you can imagine the size of this toad.
It appeared to not pay much attention that I was giving him my full attention. I wondered where it was off to. Then all of a sudden instead of going around the largest stone I have in the garden. It hopped right aboard.
I wondered what drew it up onto the stone. Perhaps it was wanting to play king on the mountain. It sat there for a little bit. Along came a tiny ant and it slurped it right up. I sure wish I had video of this encounter. It would have been a good one. I suppose it was waiting for another ant to wander by for it out waited me. It is definitely more patient than I.
This spring being so wet for so long encouraged the toad population. I am hopeful that there is more than one toad in the garden. I took a close up of the pattern on its back so if I see another toad and get a photo I can compare the spots to see if it is same or different individual.
Simple pleasures often come in small packages. Do you have anything you are thankful for today?
I am also thankful for all the comments and encouragement from all of my readers. Cheers.