I guess this blog is mostly a taste of "nature" more often than not blog. I live in Louisiana. It's probably impossible to NOT notice all the natural flora and fauna around here. It's close to 7:00 pm here and I noticed "something" oddly shaped on one of the front windows. The shape didn't look like a pair of "love bugs" that have been harassing everyone around here for the past few weeks. I don't know how they manage to survive all the disastrous love-bug genocide that seems to be going on wherever a vehicle traverses this part of the country. They are EVERYWHERE! They covered my white blossomed butterfly plants, the humming bird feeders, the windows, windshields, vehicle grills, headlights, and on and on. They're a huge pest. But I digress. The critter on the window didn't look familiar in size and shape. Of course, I don't believe I had on my glasses either . . . and I was half way across the room.
So I snatched up my glasses, slapped them across my eyes and walked closer to the front window. I was really surprised to find a tiny little tree frog. It was actually OUTSIDE. And I placed the end of my index finger against the window to gauge it's size. About the same size of my finger--nail tip to first joint--less than one inch. Poor fella (or gal--I don't know how to determine gender) is sooooooooooo skinny. Looks like a new one to me. Its little tiny "fingers" were so fine I didn't even see the little suction cup ends.
It was apparently hungry--gee! No surprise! Poor thing WAS very skinny! I watched as it tried to snag a mosquito. (Darn! I wish it had gotten that bug! We have way too many of their nasty kind right now. Guess they followed the two hurricanes we've had close by.) Nonetheless, this little amphibian was very energetic and moved all over the place. That didn't assist my photo taking desires, as you can imagine. But I did manage to capture a few fotos. Tell me what you think. Will it stick around and eat tons of mosquitoes, per my request? Or will it keep moving along and look for greener (huh?) pastures? Will it get fattened up in the near future? Will it find its way into my house, looking at the shefflera plant?
Did I mention that we have my daughter's house cat visiting for a yet-to-be-determined period of time? Daphne has shown some distinct interest in the happenings of the shefflera pot.
Since the sun is about gone, this little guy/gal looks to be black. Don't be fooled. It's a rather froggy green. Kermit, are you close by to verify?