I am a great fan of frogs
(and you too, toads).
I can't think of anything more relaxing than sitting
out on the porch on a summer night and listening to
all the croaks and shrill whistles flowing out from
When the culvert fills up for a few days after a hard rain
I bring up the red Solo cups to scoop up their floating eggs
and redeposit them into our courtyard fountain or the garden pond.
I love lawn ornaments too,
scattering them around the courtyard gardens.
Little frogs and a chicken candle holder from my mom.
A little bunny peeking under the stella d'oro
Mary watching over all of us
The frog statue that my grandmother had on her porch
and that I took home to my garden when we were
closing up her house.
A cow skull my husband brought home years ago
from a construction location
(that gets some strange looks from our city friends)
And the little girl that sits among the hostas,
a gift from my mother in law that matches one at her house.
One of my cute windchimes.
Last, but not least, my birdbath!
What's scattered about your garden?