My mother informs me that Mr. Frog is back, although not THE Mr. Frog.
It’s kinda like Uga the Georgia mascot. We just get a new one every couple of years.
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Or the Spinal Tap drummer.
I see we’re starting off with an easy one.
Big un too.
Nice water garden.
This seems like a good thread to post my frog on lily pad that I colored with magic pencils, gelatos, jelly roll pens and fineliners.
@schrodingers_cat: taht is awesome I would frame it and put it over your desk!
@schrodingers_cat: That’s one of your masterpieces!
Very cool. Reminds me of hypnotoad.
Very cool, Cole!
We just saw our first lady slipper flower (ETA: orchid, my bad, ORCHID!) here in the neighborhood a few days ago, and our first box turtle this morning.
My understanding is that there was also a Dark Brandon sighting last night, so that’s also a good sign. ;)
@John Cole: I love the water garden, Mr. Frog and the fish. I’d probably hang out there just to listen to the water and the frog.
@schrodingers_cat: Great picture!
The particular frog doesn’t matter: it’s an instantiation of the garden’s frog guardian spirit.
Important to leave frog treats (whatever exactly those are; I’m sure they have them at pet stores) as offerings of appreciation.
I call all the squirrels in my yard “Rocky”
@schrodingers_cat: That is good!
We had a toad that lived in a light fitting outside the front door. He was smart, every night the light would go on and a zillion moths would zoom in, Uber Eats for amphibians. His dinner came to him.
We called him Platoad
It’s hooded oriole season again around here. They always look so silly trying to pretend that they’re hummingbirds at the feeders.
We have a frog pair populating the lily pads in our koi pond. They are obnoxiously loud if you have the windows open or sit on the deck.
ETA: They’ve either been here several years or they are progeny of previous obnoxious frogs.
John, tell your mom her pond and garden is STUNNING! I would spend a lot of time in that serenity!♥️
@John Cole: Thanks!
@zhena gogolia: You are too kind!
You might also like, my latest from Kerby Rosanes, Worlds within worlds. I think I have posted it before. We are the monkey and the worlds within worlds are from our imagination, past, present, future.
This monkey reminds of monkeys I have encountered at ruins of Buddhist cave temples
Boom is the new UGA!
@kalakal: @satby: Thanks!
@schrodingers_cat: Yes, that’s really good too.
@Baud: Mr. Suzanne and I just got some fireplace renovation done in our living room, and we also got some decorative shelves installed adjacent to the fireplace. Mr. Suzanne asked if it would be okay if he got a figurine of Hypnotoad for the shelves. Of course.
@zhena gogolia: Thanks. I used some India ink pens and colored pencils both from FaberCastell.
@Suzanne: What kind of marriage do you have where that question would need to be asked? No offense, of course.
This is the one true Mr. Frog
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Inspired by you — and because I have always loved colouring incredibly detailed and complex drawings — I ordered three of the Kerby Rosanes books: Worlds Within Worlds. Fragile World, and Mythic World. Cannot wait to dig out my coloured pencils and fine-line markers!! Beautiful, whimsical, respectful artwork.
@SiubhanDuinne: That’s awesome! What pencils do you use?
@Omnes Omnibus: Yeah, I don’t know why he asked (it’s really because he doesn’t buy decor stuff, like, ever). As long as it’s not a crappy plastic Hypnotoad, I am cool. I want, like, a high-quality porcelain Hypnotoad.
Love that one!!
Can we do a jackal craft day?
@SiubhanDuinne: I have 2 of the 3. And I am going to get Mythomorphia.
I have a huge variety, from the pricey Faber-Castells to the cheapo Crayola pencils (Crayola are great on the metallics — gold, silver, bronze, brass, pewter, and the metallic pastels) and everything in between. My art supplies are boxed up at the moment, but I should be able to get at them soon. Have stacks of colouring books and periodically go on great binges. I’m definitely ready for the next binge! And thank you for reminding me what a gratifying pastime it can be.
ETA: Your frog is amazing, BTW, and I love all the little dragonflies!
@SiubhanDuinne: I would love to see your work. Besides Rosanes who do you like?
I like Maria Trolle and Hanna Karlzon and of course Basford.
Yup, LOL, it’s in my Amazon cart although I haven’t hit the order button on that yet!!
@SiubhanDuinne:Thanks I used Sakura Jelly Roll pens for them.
I’m calling it, if POTUS is quoting DougJ, the Wingularity is nigh.
I have always loved Ruth Heller’s drawings. Over the years I’ll bet I’ve gone through half a dozen of her Seashells books. I also love any detailed and complex mandalas and abstract geometric patterns. When I unearth the markers and pencils I’ll be able also to give you some artist names. Can’t conjure them right now.
Odie Hugh Manatee
That is definitely a frog. You gonna try licking it? ;)
I had to laugh at Biden mentioning the NYT pitchbot in his WHCD routine. DougJ has arrived!!
Congrats to you,d00d!
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Fun frog story.
Have not tried jelly pens. There’s a whole new medium just waiting for me to get my paws on it!
The PBS Tom Jones is pretty good, if people can tear themselves away from The Diplomat. James Fleet, Shirley Henderson, Alun Armstrong, and some young hotties.
In keeping with the theme, Love Is All
@Baud: Oh my God! His boneitis!
@zhena gogolia: I’d forgotten that idiot’s name.
I saw Mr. Frog’s Virginia cousin Mr. Toad on a sidewalk during an evening walk yesterday. He didn’t like Ellie sniffing at him, but everyone survived the encounter with no issues.
Seeing amphibians about is a good thing!
@schrodingers_cat: so colorful and cool!
@schrodingers_cat: Happy frog!🙂🙂
Frog contemplating/communing with koi is nice too.
The comments are pretty funny too.
Mr Frog is (presumably) dead, long live Mr Frog! Credit to your Mom for maintaining a frog-friendly pond. We can’t have too many of those.
Lovely photo of a lovely garden, and Mr. Frog looks great!
Last week I was thinking to myself I miss Mr. Frog, seriously. Now he is back! But how do we know this one isn’t Ms. Frog?