Used to be a ‘new’ Jersey Girl   : now A Colorado Girl

Saturday, May 30, 2009

and now for something toad-ally different ...

This morning I saved two toads from drowning. It’s true. I did. I love toads. Last year I didn’t see any. When I went out to skim the pool this morning I found a toad floating face down in the water. Oh no! I thought it was dead but when I touched him with the skimmer he moved, albeit feebly. I fished him out and put him somewhere safe. Here he is.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

It took him awhile to gather his strength back again, but he finally managed to hop off. I think it’s the same kind of toad that we had the summer before last. The Golden Toad, as I called him.

As I worked my way around the pool I filled my skimmer with caterpillars and lots of spiders. When I got to the opposite side I found another toad, this time a different color. He too was doing the dead man’s float and I thought for sure he was a goner. I scooped him up gently and he moved! Again, I placed him where I thought he was safe from Bella and he too eventually hopped off into the yard.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

So, two toads saved. Do you think I’m strange for liking (and sometimes kissing) toads?

Oh yes. Did I mention the pool is open? Yesterday was the first day. Bella did not jump in (thank goodness) but did have some cute encounters with it. She is working on her own blog entry to come soon complete with pics and video. It might be open but we won’t be swimming for awhile. The temperature stands at 60 chilly degrees. brrrrrr!!!!! Hopefully we’ll get some sun next week and the solar cover will help to keep in whatever warmth we might get out of it. We’ll be patiently waiting ...

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


She love toads. What does that say about me?

Our pool season has been open for a few weeks.  The water is warm enough, but the humidity is so low here, that when you get out of the water, you are instantly chilled from evaporation.  The Mister gets in the pool every day.  To me, it is a ‘water feature’...

We had two lizards yesterday - one teeny and one that The Mister described as a Komodo Dragon!

and to my wonderful husband for commenting on my blog…
I had to kiss a lot of princes before I finally found my sweet toad of a husband!  (Just kidding, it really was the other way around)

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