Thursday, May 17, 2012

Toad of Toad Hall

Check out this little guy, hopping around our shade garden tonight.  I saw him when I went out to see how the recent rain has treated the new plants that we dug in on Sunday.  They're doing well!  I'll post a picture of them soon.

On our way back to the house, we startled this little toad, but (after running back to the house for the camera) I managed to get a picture of him in a little grass clearing.  He made me think of Toad in The Wind in the Willows.  And that made me think of Downton Abbey, when the Dowager Countess finds out Edith has learned to drive the family car and declares, "Edith, you're a lady, not Toad of Toad Hall!"

UPDATE:  We've since seen this little guy a few more times and christened him "Edith."

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