June 19, 2019
How do I explain the title?
Well, the first thing I have to say is I’m short, he’s tall. I’m talking about my son here. He’s close to 6 foot tall, I’m 5ft3in.
A few years ago, he “outgrew” me. It’s the best way I can put it! I’d say he was in 8th grade. And ever since then he has called me leprechaun. I’m not offended by this, as, whenever he says this I call him “son of a Leprechaun”.
If I’m a Leprechaun, he’s the son of one…right?
These photos were taken while I was still in college. The one titled “looks like a rock star” was for a studio photography class project where we had to use gels. I cut a colored (this one was red) folder divider down and stuck it in front of the camera. Not fully, but just enough the give a red high light . The one not titled was also taken for the same class.
He has had long hair since he was in first grade. He would cry and throw such a fit, telling me it hurt. So…I stopped cutting his hair. I would trim it and as long as it stayed clean and combed I let it be.
He is the best “thing” that has ever happened to me! I’m sure there will be more about him in the future…
I guess that’s all I have for now.
So, until tomorrow,
“Delight in the beauty that surrounds you.” – unknown
June 19, 2019
Taken March 5, 2015 with my Samsung cell phone
This is a tease for the post later today. I will explain the title in this post!
June 18, 2018
So, I decided to make today’s post about frogs abd toads…specifically the differences between them.
So, what is the difference?
I found 7 differences on the internet (sciencbob.com) worth mentioning.
First, both frogs and toads begin life as tadpoles in water. They both are part of the same family in the animal kingdom.
Ok, now on to the major differences:
Frogs usually live in water (except for tree frogs, but they still need water close by…you wouldn’t believe how many frogs I have found in my pool!), toads live on land and can be found in fields, gardens and forests.
Frogs eyes are round and bulge out from their heads; toads are shaped like a football, do not stick out and they have glands behind their eyes that produce a poison. When a toad feels threatened this poison oozes out from the glands and can make animals sick. My toads eyes seem to stick out…I guess it’s how much they stick out?
Frogs have long, powerful legs. Toads back legs are much shorter and not as strong. For this reason, toads prefer to crawl or walk. In my observations, this is true but they can hop, just not as far. They tend to be short, quick hops where frogs can hop or leap long distances.
Frogs have long tongues where toads have short tongues.
Frogs have smooth moist skin making them look slimy. Toads have dry, rough, bumpy skin.
Frogs lay a clump or cluster of eggs where toads eggs form a chain. Some toads have live birth(s).
Most frogs have teeth in their upper jaw and use them to stop prey from escaping. Toads don’t have teeth. Both swallow their prey whole.
Some toad facts:
– a group of toad is called a knot
– are nocturnal creatures
– hibernate through the winter
– in the wild most toads live 3-5 years, can live to be 39 years in captivity
– the color of a toads skin can change depending on the soil of its habitat, skin color can also change during mating/breeding season.
– when toads mate it’s called spawning
Strange facts about frogs:
– Frogs don’t need to drink water, it is absorbed through its skin.
– Frogs and other amphibians are excellent biological indicators of the wider health of ecosystems.
– In Egypt, the frog is the symbol of life and fertility.
So…those are the major differences between frogs and toads. Althoughgh, I have to add that frogs seem so much happier than toads! At least that’s my observation.
Hope everyone has a great day!
“Birth, life, and death…each took place on the hidden side of the leaf.”
– Toni Morrison
*I know we have tree frogs and toads here, still not convinced that the brown ones are toads or frogs. I’m pretty sure they’re toads, but…
June 18, 2019
Taken September 21, 2015 with Samsung cell phone camera
I found this in a magazine on a tshirt! I love humor and I can be a little sarcastic sometimes (I try to note it if I’m being sarcastic when I’m writing).
– “laughter is the best medicine” -?
Turned out that yesterday was very relaxing. We were supposed to visit with my boyfriend’s son, but it was cancelled. Even though I worked yesterday morning, it was a pretty stress free day!
Here’s some pictures I took yesterday:
This yucca is the only one blooming right now.
All about the detail…
Some kind of bug…
Not sure if this is a frog or a toad…it’s tiny though! We do have both, so I’ll have to look it up. (I think it’s a baby toad.)
That’s about all I have for today!
“Smile and go crazy. It’s the only way to keep sane. – Ina T. Martin
June 17, 2019
Taken May 31, 2015
I’ve decided to start numbering my picture of the day, so I know which one(s) you are liking!
Hope you enjoy!
June 16, 2019
Taken June 14, 2014
LG cell phone camera
I just realized that I didn’t post a picture of the week this week, so here it is!