Thursday, May 13, 2010



Sometimes you're lucky, and they just come to you. (Green Barking tree frog, Hyla cinerea gratiosa.)

Shortly after whining about being sick yesterday, I chipped my front tooth while biting my fingernail.

So, maybe I'm just frog-lucky.



I was going to say, "Doesn't he have a pretty eye?" But after staring at the close-up while doing the photo cropping, I'm finding it slightly creepy. A hypnotist's eye. Squinting and wide-open at the same time.

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Thanks to Swampy for correcting my ID!

14 comments:

Pablo said...

I'm glad you're feeling better -- strong enuf to chip a toof even!

swamp4me said...

Pretty, pretty! But are you sure it isn't a H. gratiosa instead of cinerea?

Rurality said...

Thanks Pablo. :)

Oh Swampy, thanks for correcting me. I kind of thought that id might be iffy, and clearly didn't investigate enough!

swamp4me said...

We don't have the barking tree frogs here so I'm jealous of your find ;)

And I am glad you're feeling better, too.

elizabeth said...

I have never seen one of these in the wild! Very cool.

Hope you feel better soon!

Ericka said...

glad you're feeling better!

it's the HYPNO-TOAD! um, frog. cool!

Lythrum said...

I love having frog visitors. :) Glad you're feeling better, though it's too bad about the tooth.

Floridacracker said...

It's plumb Hoponotic!

Gail said...

OUch! Hope you feel better soon. The frog is pretty cool.

Pamela said...

you guys know those things about frogs??? WOW!

I just know there are two of them really dueting or dualing in our little pond.

Anne-Marie said...

The front photo is beautiful - no matter what type it is =)

lisa said...

Very accurate description of the eye! Some things just look better from a distance (he's really cute otherwise :)

Lee said...

I'm sure glad to catch up with you and your evocative images and delightful words; it's been a long time since Penny McHenry and I appeared together in Alabama. Keep posting!

Cheers,
Lee May

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