Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, May 29, 2015


I planted my peppers finally on Wednesday along with a row of bush beans, two pots of cucumbers, a row of Little Gem lettuce and a hill of butternut squash.

This toad was in the garden.  I think he's made a home there.  Good!

As I was finishing up I spotted a turtle by the garden gate.  Was he going in or out?  I didn't know but with all the mud on him I figured he needed to be relocated to the pond and that's where I took his photo.  

Look at that long tail.

He blends in with the surroundings well.  

When I went back 10 minutes later I couldn't spot him anywhere.
I wonder if he will eat goldfish?


Stewart M said...

The toad is a great addition to the garden, a moving insect collector!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Tom said...

I find toads in my topsoil pile all the time. Tom The Backroads Traveller

lotta joy said...

I'm going out of my way to make my garden inviting to toads. I've built toad houses, a very small pond, and even brought in some babies. I doubt if I'm successful, but I'm determined.

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