SON OF A LEPRECHAUN

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.

Looks like a rock star

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.

At Niagara falls
In Ocean City, MD
The leprechaun and her son

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

Picture of the Day 10

June 19, 2019

Son of a Leprechaun

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!

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

June 18, 2018

So, I decided to make today’s post about frogs abd toads…specifically the differences between them.

Toad on my shoulder
Frog enjoying the pool

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:

1) habitat

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.

2) eyes

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?

3) legs

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.

4) tongues

Frogs have long tongues where toads have short tongues.

5) skin

Frogs have smooth moist skin making them look slimy. Toads have dry, rough, bumpy skin.

6) eggs

Frogs lay a clump or cluster of eggs where toads eggs form a chain. Some toads have live birth(s).

7) teeth

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.

Incognito

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

Sciencekids.co.

Frog

– 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

Interestingfacts.com

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.

Onekidplanet.org

There’s a frog in the house!

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!

Until tomorrow…

“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…

Picture of the Day 9

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” -?

Sunday’s Pleasures 2

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:

Yucca plant

This yucca is the only one blooming right now.

Point and shoot trumpter vine flower

All about the detail…

Some kind of bug…

Purple Wildflower

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

Picture of the Day 8

June 17, 2019

It’s so hot out!

Taken May 31, 2015

Samsung SGH-T999L

f/2.6

1/35

3.70mm

ISO50

I’ve decided to start numbering my picture of the day, so I know which one(s) you are liking!

Hope you enjoy!

Picture of the Week 2

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!