Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Two is Company


Two's company-2

three’s a crowd.

Three's a crowd-2

There has been much  amphibian activity in the pond today.

You’d be hard pressed to describe these toads* as pretty, but their eyes are the most amazing colour.

(*or are they frogs?)


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

10 thoughts on “Two is Company

  1. They could be the Brad and Angelina of toads in toad world! Or frog world, or whatever they are.

  2. They are definitely toads, they may not be “pretty” but they are very fine specimens, almost attractive.

  3. A fine crop of toads you have there, and more to come by the looks of it. They are handsome, aren’t they? In their own way. Spud! Leave them alone!

  4. The eyes glow. What a great find!!!

  5. It’s usually the bunnies who get a bad name for that sort of thing, isn’t it?

    Sorry, juvenile moment there …

  6. no toadies in my pond
    a new liner is being fitted next week

  7. I have frog spawn already, waiting for the taddies.

    We left a paving stone by the side of the pond loose and dug a sort of dug a level hole underneath it (OK, we keep a sort of meant to be a bird, made from re-cycled metal on it – so we don’t walk over it) and underneath live frogs and toads. Last count 7 were at home.

    Now spring has started up North at last, daffs, crocus, prunus, everythinhg playing catch-up. But still cold at nights and the sun has not yet stoked up its boiler to crank up the daytime temperature yet. But is shining.

  8. I actually think toads are cute and everyone has to have one good feature.

  9. we used to have regular orgies in our old pond! they look like toads to me: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jokerthelurcher/3686656722/

  10. Spud thought he ought carry a couple of frogs around in his mouth. They obviously didn’t taste too good as there was much foaming of his mouth and blahhh! phaaa! spiting actions

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