Thursday 5 September 2013

An addition to the Playground

We have a little resident in the Playground, he's very shy but lately we've spotted him coming out for a little swim:
This is a snippets card I published ages ago - Monsieur Le Frog, complete with 'dooks' and wellies. And this is the place he's chosen to live!
We have no garden ponds close by (except for the Playground duck pond and that's fully occupied), so the resourceful little chap has taken up residence underneath a paint roller tray! I should explain that for a very long time we've had a paint tray, bought 'specially for the purpose, filled with water underneath the overhang of the bird bath. The idea is little birds can safely bathe without getting out of their depth in the big bird bath - I know, sometimes I truly think we ought to be certified as barking mad.

Monsieur Le Frog lives quietly underneath the raised part of the tray, safe from four-legged feline visitors. He can often be seen resting in the shallow end after completing several lengths of his own private swimming pool :) So far I haven't liked to disturb him by asking him to pose for a photo - but he's there, I promise.



  1. Awww I love that image its sooooo cute Di :) and bless about the little frog lol huggles hun Sue xxx

  2. My kind of madness too lol! Gorgeous wee froggy Di. Hide him from Mrs A Miss 'cos she was mumbling somefink about french fries and frogs when I saw 'er at the pond lol! Karen xx

  3. Question? Does he wear the swim trunks all the time? LOL, he's a cutie!

  4. He's cute as can be!!! Glad he found a spot under the paint roller tray too - out of harms way!
    Super cute card!

  5. Iv'e been busy tidying up the Pugwash's pond today and all I have heard is plop,plop,croak, plop all day. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. What a cute story...hope the little frog enjoys frolicking in his custom made tray! Perhaps he will grow up to be a painter!

    Cute card the cheeky little frog!

  7. Love it Di......Photo soon please :-)
    A x

  8. How sweet card,
    love your cute frog on it
    hugs Tamara

  9. Well there you go Di - you are officially as barking as we are. We have a large tray under the lilac tree with flat rocks in it for the baby birds to stand on. This is of course next to the pond (for the newts and frogs - I had a few choruses of the froggy song last night)and also to the side of the actual bird bath where the normal birds go!!!!! lol.

    As soon as I saw your card I giggled though, this one is a winner!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  10. Aw, that's so nice, Di, a new chum for Spike to play with. And no more barking than my DH providing the collared doves with their very own feeding tray (the top of a Roses tin). I love to watch the birds splashing about in the bird bath but haven't ever thought to provide a 'toddlers' pool :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  11. I wish he' hurry up, getting past it now.
    Fab card, cute image and brilliant colouring.

    Kath x

  12. Love the idea of little froggy having his own swimming pool! Picture please (swim trunks optional lol!)

    Debs x


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