Saturday, October 3, 2015

Froggies and Fly

A cool frog on the deck one day.
 I love his/her copper eye shadow. :)


 
A large fly sitting nearby.
 Yikes!
And an update on my Tree Frog pal. He's still taking refuge in the watering canister, but he got tired of being evicted from the spout whenever I watered flowers so he relocated to the top handle.
 

 So smart to adapt!
 Linking to Saturday's Critters.

149 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

he is a goo hider!! I am sure that is not a word!! Love the colouring of the frog adn the 2 lines own his back. Have a great weekend Tex.

Revrunner said...

:-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Your tree frog is a very clever pal!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, amazing looking frog, what a great color as for the wee tree frog, oh so cute.Blessings Francine.

Breathtaking said...

Super shots of the frog. Oh dear the tiny tree frog still stops the water flowing from the watering can.Better buy a new one Theresa!:))

Pom Pom said...

That's so cute! Yay for clever frogs!

Linda Kay said...

That frog look huge. But that tree frog. How funny that he insists on being in the handle of the watering can.

Sharon Wagner said...

I love frogs.I see the one is still hiding out. So cute.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very beautiful frog! It's smart too ;)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

From the title of your post I thought I was going to read a fable. Your frogs are so cute.

LV said...

I can hardly make a decent shot of anything, and you capture the best with your camera. Awesome frogs. I would not know how to use a camera like yours. My neighbor does great work and shares with me.

joeh said...

Smart frog!

You should get a second watering can for him as a reward.

Sandra said...

this frog is a real beauty, i wish i had muscles like that. i did not know they are smart though. great place to hang out and be safe

Kathy said...

You're getting quite a menagerie around your place. That little tree frog is doing his best to hide from you. Pretty soon it will be too cold for them. Where do they go then? I don't hear the tree frogs at night these days like I did just a few weeks ago.

don said...

These are fine pictures of this intelligent frog. He seems to be very adaptable. Excellent fly close up.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are excellent close up pictures of a cute little fellow who's clever as well.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The details in the wings of the fly are amazing.

Crissi said...

Super shots!!!!!!!☺
Happy weekend Crissi

Gayle said...

Great Close-ups! Love the 'hider'.

Rajesh said...

Great shots.

S. J. Qualls said...

Good Morning, Nice frog, does he visit often or is he traveling through? LOL, that tree frog seems to love that water sprinkler. Before winter you might think to check that he doesn't plan to 'winter over' inside that handle.

Bas said...

hij zat er wel klem in.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - I love his turquoise back with a ribbed decoration .. wonderful. The littlie frog is amazing - not going to give up his territory. That fly is revolting ... especially what it's kindly donating ... cheers Hilary

Karen S. said...

Too funny I've been having the same experiences this summer. I even took to putting up a sign for their protection of big gigantic un-expecting feet walking about. Your photos are perfect. Isn't just amazing how incredible their markings are?!

rainfield61 said...

So the frog will in one day evolve into human.

Even without getting a kiss.

Brk Trt said...

We could learn a lot from nature.

Nancy Chan said...

Theresa, even though I am not a fan of frogs but I have to admit the frog is a cute one, spotted and coloured! Your Tree Frog has gotta smart. Now it wouldn't be easy to evict it out of your watering can!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely little frog.

nookworm said...

Bless his little heart! He has a great hidey hole! Frogs are great and interesting critters.

Sylvia K said...

What a clever fellow he is!! Love your shots for the day as always!!!

William Kendall said...

A very patient froggie!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great photos. The frog has such amazing color, texture and markings! Flies are not my favorite thing in the world but your photo makes me appreciate how cool looking they really are. I love that little guy who has moved to the pot handle. Too funny!

Lynn said...

Smart little bugger! Have a nice weekend:@)

Debbie said...

hehehe, going with the flow, so to speak!!

Sally said...

Oh goodness, that is too funny! :)

carol l mckenna said...

Love the frog shots! Awesome!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Snap said...

I'm a real fan of frogs and toads. I wonder where this one got the cool eye shadow???!!!!!!! Nice to have the latest report on the tree frog! Did the fly get away or was he dinner for the frog??! Happy Critter Day!

Bethany Carson said...

That first frog is a beauty (if a frog can be).

Gosia k said...

I hate frogs because I am afraid of them.. Luckily they don't live near my summer house . Love from Poland

RedPat said...

That is one smart tree frog, Tex! The other frog is a sweetie too!

Filip Demuinck said...

Looks like a very strong frog.

Greetings,
Filip

FOREST SNAPPER said...

What fantastic markings the frog has. Thanks for linking me in on G F i have just got back home from a weeks walking and dead tired, it,s meant to be a holiday.


peter

Nancy J said...

Clever hiding place, and the markings on the frog, maybe good camo if he was amongst stones.

It's me said...

Perfect place for hidden......i do not like frogs....yakkkkk....love Ria x

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
How clever those little tree frogs can be!
Love the photo where you star at its face...
The first pictures are remarkable, showing the frogs special features so well.
Hugs,
Mariette

Brian King said...

Very cool colors on the frog! The little one in the watering can made me laugh! Maybe the landlord could see fit to use a different can for a while.

:-)

Third photo from the end looks like an albino python in the background. Just sayin'.

Ela said...

These are beautiful creatures ! Cool place to hide !
Happy weekend :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

The frogs are adorable! Very smart of the frog to hide in the handle. :-)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

So true about the copper eye shadow. The whole frog looks oddly metallic!

Max said...

Wonderful shots! Frog is beautiful! I greet! :)

Jo said...

What an awesome frog on your deck, Theresa. And the little tree frog, well he's just too cute and clever for words! Have a great day. Jo

Stephen Hayes said...

I love frogs and this is an attractive little guy.

Wayne said...

The tree frog has found the perfect spot. Safe from the elements and most predators, ample supply of water.

magnoliasntea said...

He/she is smart to adapt! Now, I'm wondering if the one I saw is smart. As soon as I leave this comment I'm going to have to check and see if my tree frog is hiding in the handle of my watering can. I bet he is, just like yours.

mick said...

very cute and great photos showing the colors on the frog.

carolann said...

Those critters are sure smart.

Oh what a beautiful colored tree frog. I never knew they lived in trees or they really don't but the pattern of them reminds me of a tree.

Being sill asking but I have never heard of a tree frog.

Marie C said...

Love both your frogs! What a smart little guy!

Mama Zen said...

What a smart frog!

Gail said...

Fantastic photos. I love how the second frog's camouflage makes him almost scary looking.

Robin Lamb said...

T, a cute Hopper! Clear tree frog!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A funny place for a frog to hang out! Great macro shots.

messymimi said...

Fascinating creatures, you got great shots of them!

Hannah said...

Your frog is so cute, Theresa, you are blessed to have such visitors. I hear a tiny tree frog croaking with a deep voice sometimes but rarely see them. I had to chuckle at the cute tiny frog hiding in your waterng can, adorable.

Farm Girl said...

That's great, I wondered how you knew he was in the handle. You have very interesting frogs.

Rose said...

Oh, goodness, I love that you still have the treefrog! Love the other one, too. I don't know why, but I just love them all.

Lois said...

I don't know why, but I love frogs and that is a cute one! The fly not so much. Glad your tree frog found a more convenient place to hide!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Oh, wow! I love this. What great pictures you always get. And clever tree frog, taking refuge in the handle of the watering can. I wish people would learn to cohabitate with wildlife like they do with us!

Stewart M said...

Thats a great looking frog - crazy place for it to take up residence!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Barb Brookbank said...

I thought for sure we were going to see the frog catch that fly ... (btw h/she's beautiful)

Maggid said...

That frog photo is better than any illustration I've ever seen . . and, i did not realize they are that attractive . . wowzer.

The little guy in the watering can, I sure wish i knew what he's thinking . . . thanks for taking time to show him (her) peeking . . .

Red said...

With great camouflage and selection of hide outs, these little guys do well.

Stephanie said...

Stunning macro of that fly. Love the frog images.

Dicky Bird said...

All the pictures are super - love the little tree frog - what a smarty to move into the handle

Paula said...

What a pretty frog! The fly is taking a big chance hanging around.

Linda said...

Fun close-up shots! I think I would have been startled to find a frog in the watering can!

Paul said...

You sure do have big flies in Texas! :)

What a funny place for the little tree frog to call home... It must feel safe holed up in there.

Aida said...

Oh how adorable is that? I love frogs (except toads), they have a special place in my heart. How long is that frog in your watering can? I wonder if it gets out at night to feed.
Well, good luck hope it stays there a while.

Have a good weekend.

Aida

Rita said...

I like the copper colored highlights--LOL!
Smart little fellow to hide in the handle. :)

Indrani said...

That is a cool hiding place.
Hard to evict him from there.

Ms. A said...

Great shots of the frogs and the fly! My word, that's a great macro!

Midmarsh John said...

Pretty frog. The watering can gives a good idea of how small it is.
Brilliant close shot of the fly.

Phil Slade said...

That's one very clever tree frog. I think you should buy a new watering can and give him a permanent home!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I had one in my watering can also, but when my flowers decided to kick the bucket in this heat..he moved on. The one that got in the house and found Katie's water- he has not been seen again, even though Mark put him out in the back yard.

waldlaeufer68 said...

Hello
a frog in a pot is not bad, certainly warm in there because he feels comfortable and safe,
greetings Frank

Debs said...

What a cheeky fellow. And your camera has one amazing zoom to get all that detail on the fly.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a clever hiding place! Glad I'm not the only one who is fond of frogs. =)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantásticas estas belas fotografias.
Gostei deste trabalho.
Um bom Domingo.

Lynne said...

This made for a perfect Sarurday's Critters post . . .
What was your clue that miss/mr Tree Frog was in the watering can . . .
The singing chirp?
I like the Big Frog eye shadow too . . . Texas Stylin' . . .

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Fascinating fella ! He has become a permanent resident now :)

Terry and Linda said...

It looked like he was peeking out to see if you were going to disloge him.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Prettiest frog I've ever seen. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nature is all about adapting. Just ask the dinosaurs.

Mary Kirkland said...

Smart frog. Wow, you were able to get a mega close up of that fly.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Pretty clever frog, love the coloring!

Anni said...

Too funny!!! Love the peek-a-boo shot!!

That one on the deck looks mighty huge!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Enchanted Prince?
Wonderful frog. Lovely pictures.
Greetings.

The Queen Jester said...

He's adorable...I just love frogs. Was the close up of the fly his lunch that was being served up?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Too neat!!! Great shots of your frog friend!!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful details on the frogs.
how amazing that the little frog is calling your watering can home. I agree, smart to adapt.

Judy said...

Smart frog to change hiding places. Neat close-ups of the frog and fly.

Janey and Co. said...

I do believe he has moved to higher ground. Good Texas critter pics! janey

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What a beautiful frog. He has gorgeous markings. Your frog friend really seems to like the watering can and smart to relocate to the handle.
Great photos! Have a nice week ahead. cm

pattisjarrett said...

Aw, sweet little face peeking at you. It seems to be settled on living in your watering can, no matter which apartment, but it seems the penthouse is best. That is a colorful frog with copper eye shadow.

stardust said...

The Tree Frog looks shy but smart. The frog on the deck has a charming eye. "Copper eye shadow", indeed.

Yoko

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That's an amazing shot of the fly! Love the teal color on the frog. It complements that copper eye shadow nicely. And your tree frog is too funny. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots! I hope that big frog gets the horsefly.
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Justin Carfagnini said...

Ha!!! Love that frog, and his not going to hide in the typical spot attitude!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Great photos - love the details. So glad flies are not that big! That is one smart tree frog!

Ida said...

Did that fly become a meal? - What a cool looking frog. It did have great colors.

Loved your sweet little watering can frog too. Clever little fellow.

Halcyon said...

I would probably scream and drop the watering can if I saw a frog in it! Funny place to hide. ;-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Big move for a little bitty critter! And the new frog is beautiful! I thought you'd show the fly being eaten for his supper!

Jeevan said...

Wonderful and detailed capture on the frog and fly! Seems the frog like this hideout and feels safe to be.

Cranberry Morning said...

Ha-ha, that is so darn cute!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

So sweet. Our little tree frog came down from the roof vent yesterday via the family room window and spent the day around the window.
Good Morning!

Birdman said...

VERY neat frog shot. I thought it was a ceramic sculpture at first glance. I should have known better with you.

ellen abbott said...

I've seen more frogs here this fall than ever before. I hear them of course but rarely see them and now I have seen four different ones just in the last month or so.

bon bon said...

I wonder if that little circular area to the rear of his eye, is an ear hole. Interesting to study them up close like that. (omg, I'm trying to remember our biology teacher's name...ha! Started with an L maybe? One syllable?) But that fly! Boy, you've got a pretty powerful lens there!

As for adapting? You reign...xoxo

Laura. M said...

Good hiding, we sought :)))

Lowcarb team member said...

Great images here ...
What a brilliant place to hide and well done to get the photo's too!

Have a good week ahead

All the best Jan

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful pictures.

wilga02 said...

Oh, how the frog came to watering can? Nice hideout. ;)

Our photos said...

Wow, that is nice ! I love the close-up of the fly !

Kovács Miklós said...

Very detailed macros. Frog has quite interesting (pale) colours.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Ha! We have a Cuban Tree Frog who insists on living behind our hurricane shutters. Just won't find a better/safer home!

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

very cool. those are awesome shots. i wonder how you got the fly to stay still. you have talent on that one, T. ( :

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, Gee, you certainly have pretty frogs. The ones here are both the green ones and the plain brown Cuban Tree frogs (Unhappily they are unwelcome just like the Mallard Ducks). Have a tremendous coming week!

KB Bear said...

You have the coolest frogs there. I love the one on your deck - his coloring is amazing. I also love the story of the tree frog. Smart little guy!

Lynn said...

Holy shoot these are amazing shots, he is too cleaver and too cute and and so big once we see him in the handle and spout! He is handsome..

Small City Scenes said...

Super frogs you got there. I saw a frog out in the woods yesterday but he hopped away like his rear was on fire. I just wanted to say hello!
MB

genie said...

You and your introverted frog. Ge definitely likes his privacy and does NOT want to be disturbed. Liked the frog and the fly. I am assuming the frog did not get the fly. Great shots. You always have such fun stories to tell about your friends who appear on the property.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is so funny hanging out like that! Love the photos. Did he ever get that fly?

Helma said...

This frog with its bright green top I find really special to see. I saw they had never :-)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Cloudia said...

Gem Toad! Wonderful creature...and your watering can friend learned and adapted! How cool








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DeniseinVA said...

He's a clever one, love his coloring. Your fly was interesting too. Great macro shots.

Michael Manning said...

Amazing zoomed in photos of frogs, as I've never seen before. Quite nice!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

This has a distinct National Geographic feel to it. Well done!

GreenComotion said...

Very cool post with very nice photos! I like your pal.
Have a Lovely Day, Theresa!
Peace :)

Jodi said...

Such a funny tree frog! They do have a lot of personality. A friend of mine recently drove up to Maryland from Florida and upon arriving, discovered a hitchhiking Barking Tree Frog in her trailer! She's caring for the frog for the few weeks she's here, feeding it crickets, until she drives back to Florida. Wouldn't want to introduce a non-native species, of course.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my gosh...what fantastic shots of these little critters! I do love the colors on the frog. How funny that the little tree frog is living inside that handle. Great post!

Giga said...

A clever frog, he knows where he will be water. Regards.

troutbirder said...

Amazing sequence....:)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; How clever your Tree Frog pal is(^_^)v And lucky him not to get stuck inside the handle p:-)

It's been hectic since I got home, wish to have normal life pace back, haha.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, how cute is that!!!!...:)JP

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

☆ A perfect place for a frog. ☆
Nice pictures.

edenhills said...

So cute in that handle! These are amazing macro shots.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Tex, cute froggies. The one in the watering can is smart. I am sorry I am commenting so late, I am home now! Thanks so much for linking up! Have a happy day and weekend!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful froggies.. Cheers..

Betty Manousos said...

that's one pretty clever frog. love frogs, simply because, well, they are adorable!
xoxo

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