Today, I was afraid the rain coming in with this cold front would pass us by. But, it's raining a nice soft shower with a little thunder, right now. I love this kind of homemade chicken soup weather.
Thinking we might get some rain, yesterday I got on my ladder and checked my gutter guards to make sure nothing was blocking the screens.
When I was on my ladder, I noticed some broken shingles and went to investigate. I think a raccoon must have tried to dig into my roof, but was unsuccessful, thank goodness! Dear, sweet Gus has been my go-to guy whenever I needed help with something I couldn't do, myself. But, recently Gus found out that he has liver cancer and is undergoing chemo right now.
So, since he can't take care of those shingles, I'm pretty sure I can do it. I'll post pictures when I get up there to do the repairs.
In the meantime, back to our giant resident
The handle on that bucket is 3 1/2" wide and that frog is bigger. I'm telling you, it's a giant frog.
A couple of days ago, I saw it sitting on the rocks by the fish pond and was acting really sluggish. I figured something had interrupted his hibernation. He always startles me, because he's just so big. I came in and googled this picture to make sure he's a toad frog and not some scary poisonous african frog. But, he has the exact same markings as a toad frog, so I guess he is.
While I was watching him, Punkin jumped up on the rocks and kind of starting carefully sniffing him. That frog gently lunged at her like "lea me alone" and I told her to get down. Then, being curious she jumped up there again and the frog gently lunged at her, again.
I went on about my business, but kept watching the frog. Finally, he made it to a pile of leaves on the edge of the fish pond and scooted under the rocks, trying to get back to his snoozing.
I don't know how long he will live, but he has been an interesting part of my backyard garden.
And, it's still raining!