Tuesday, August 05, 2008

copper frog

A frog telephones a psychic hotline and is told, "You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about you."


"Great," says the frog, "Will I meet her at a party?" "No," said the psychic, "Next year - in biology class." ...

(Arcamax joke.)


Back in the middle of June, I was taking pictures of the sky, and a friend walked up to me, pointed to this lawn ornament and said, "Take a picture of that." So I did. The sun was already going down; it was tricky to get the copper color right.


Is it bad that I think it's hideous? The decoration has nothing to do with anything. Somebody saw a patch of turf and decided that a copper amphibian, standing upright, holding a bucket of tiny flowers would be just the thing for this spot. Now if we had a copper theme, or a frog theme...


Anyhoo, this is where I was aiming the camera when this episode started:


Um... that's copper, right? Not bronze? 'Cause if it's bronze, that changes EVERYTHING!


Shammickite said...

I like the frog joke better than the frog picture!

dot said...

I like the copper sky!

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Knowing that frog intimately as I do, I'm quite fond of it - now if I could just remember to get over there and pull the weeds out, things would be good!

Sharon said...

I like the frog :) and that silhouette is awesome

lime said...

what can i say i like the frog. he;s whimsical. but you already know i am deranged.

the sky is gorgeous whether bronze or copper.

Craver Vii said...

You and me both, Shammy!

It was my intention to use that shot for Sky Watch Dot, but I never got around to it.

I only notice the frog, Halfmom. The exception being when the weed is that nasty broadleaf variety with a yellow flower...

Being Puerto Rican, I should probably have a little more tolerance for frogs. The coqui is a beloved little pest --I mean frog from P.R.

You say "whimsical" Lime; I say "what-in-tarnation!" I'm glad you liked that sky. I've waited way too long to post that photo.

Craver Vii said...

Oops. That reference to the coqui from P.R. was intended for Sharon. I intended to mention you by name in that comment.

mommanator said...

that ain't copper or bronze! it's beautiful my dear!
the frog I'd love to have it instead of the one my grandson keeps putting in my face! Grandmom isn't he nice he's my pet his name is tree, do you think he needs a bath etc!