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Monday, October 10, 2011

A SCARE in the Garden!

I had to pop in today to share a little story with you......


While working in the very overgrown gardens in our new yard today, I was on my knees, intent on digging out some of the million and one poppy plants near what will soon be my garden pond....I was lifting under the plants with my trowel, attempting to get deep down so I could eradicate the root and all.......and then..........what's that.............did the soil MOVE.........no.........it must be my imagination................yikes.................there it goes again.............that little patch of dirt that I thought had just settled back down......it moved again...............and now I'm getting pretty freaked out............there on my knees........face near the ground, wondering what the heck and unable to comprehend what I'm seeing.....and the soil starts to really move this time.............UPWARD.........I jump back (as much as one can while kneeling)...............and up out of the ground pops.........A BIG, FAT TOAD!

Darn near scared me to death..........but I ended up laughing when I saw what it was!  I thought..............this is a great little story to tell my blogging friends.  I went inside to grab my camera to take pictures of the culprit!




The weather is lovely, so I'm headed back out now to renew my battle with the poppies!

I hope you are enjoying your day-wishing you Warm Autumn Blessings!

19 comments:

  1. Lol. Cute story and very cute little toad!

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  2. OMG Wendy he woulda given me a good rattle too , lol but Id love to have heard ya squeal lol Happy gardening !hugs lilraggedyangie

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  3. Smile...Glad it was just a toad.I would have been freaking out too.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  4. He is big guy, isn't he? He looks happy as can be in your garden!

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  5. That is too funny! I think I would have been a little afraid to stay there and see what it was. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  6. Wow, I would have been running for the porch! Glad it turned out to be a toad!

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  7. What a handsome toad!
    Funny story.
    Happy Fall Friend!
    Hugs,Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  8. thanks goodness it was only this cute toad!! I woulda died it if were a snake!! Hey do you have any poppy seeds? I'd love some!! :)
    patti

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  9. Good thing it was only a toad and not a snake. That would have really freaked me out!!
    Have a great evening.
    ~Rene~

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  10. That's funny! I thought you were going to say it was a snake!

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  11. That is a fun story and a very handsome toad.I had one in a part of my garden that kept uprooting my plants .I finally gave up on having a plant in that area.Glad that is was only a toad and nothing more creepy.Hugs,Jen

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  12. That is one of the cutest dang toads I've ever seen! Love him! (And you take some very awesome photos!!) Wow - overrun with poppies? I'd exchange them any day for my weeds! Hope your week is off to a good start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  13. Thank you Wendy for the best giggle I've had in a while.. that is one handsome toad you got living in your garden.. He's a good guy tohave around he'll eat all those nasty bugs for ya and if you're ;ucky someday turn into a Prince..giggle.. I love toads i have two living in my flowerbed.. but they aren't as handsome as yours.. I can see you on your knees wondering what the heck is moving and jumpin back...thanks for sharing your new friend... Good Luck diggin up all the Poppy Plants they are a pain when they take over..

    Hugs
    Tonya

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  14. He is a cute little toad.
    Linda

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  15. Phew Wendy I was scared too reading it. I envisioned a snake. I hate snakes. That was one big toad too. Good you could laugh about it.

    Hugs
    ~Felicia

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  16. I'm glad it wasn't a snake. Toads I can handle. Of course, I'm a terrible gardener and wouldn't be out pulling plants anyway. hee,hee,hee.:)
    xx, shell

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  17. Impressive that you got the little guy to pose for the picture!

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  18. This made me laugh because I was working in the garden the other day and as I dug to put a last minute plant in I discovered a big toad that had burried himself for the winter-I felt bad disturbing him but he needs to get over it. Anyway, I called my 11 year old son and had him relocate the toad to the new hole I dug for it. Maybe eventually that grandbaby you have on the way can assist you if you run into this situation again!
    Looks like you are enjoying your new home, that's wonderful.
    Wondering if you are planning any swaps this season? Let me know!
    Kendra

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