Fun Friday: Thinking In the Box

Getting most of the paperwork and personal tasks completed following my wife’s sudden and unexpected death, I’m going to start posting more blog posts, starting with this interesting incident that happened the other day. While going through some of my wife’s belongings, I needed a bit more room, so I placed a couple of empty boxes on the front, covered porch. A while later, I needed one of the boxes. Heading out to the porch, I picked up one box. Looking into the box, I noticed what appeared to be a small “blob” of dried mud on the bottom. I reached inside to remove it; as I did, it moved! Taking a closer look, I saw that it was not dried mud, but a Gray Tree Frog! I quickly ran back into the house, grabbed my camera and captured these photos (the light was poor, so some of the photos are a bit “soft” due to the slow shutter speed and hand-holding):

Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree frogs are very common around my rural home. I hear them often, singing out in their raspy voices. And sometimes, when I peer out one of the windows, there is a frog resting on the glass! I was a bit surprised at finding the frog in the box. I had only placed it outside for about 30 minutes, so this little guy must have scurried to it! Interestingly enough, I had another close encounter with a Gray Tree Frog about 3 days later. I’ll share that incident in another post.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Handheld, with ISO “On”
  • ISO 1600
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/30 sec. to 1/250 sec.



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  • Wendy and Cookie

    I love you…what a sweet sweet frog, I love the picture ((((Jim)))) :) <3 I took the liberty of looking something you go..hugs and fondest love and purrs of COURSE…out on a bit of a walk about on this beautiful almost full moon, with Sharon's even more beautiful face smiling down from within…tenderly..

    I have more of your posts to catch up on .. I am just so happy you are managing to send us goodies here and there..the connection is so important for all of us that care about you and/or admire your beautiful pics…and I sense that ((((Sharon)))) is really happy for you to express as you do and continue to…I don't see her gone in any way except her physical body of course..she seems close and vibrant as ever…her playful and loving spirit is forever etched in my mind with the pic of YOU photographing the squirrel ground level too..

    My heart and thoughts are with you daily..bless you dearest brother in Spirit for we ARE all One.. xoxoxox ..the love of my own life passed away in 2009…totally unexpectedly also, from a heart attack..I swear there were days..many days.. I could not fathom life without him..but slowly but surely ..feeling every feeling along the way…the pain and grief did subside and although I will miss him forever by my side…I am at peace now, and just remember his playful spirit and loving way with everyone he met..he is just a smile and a thought away forever in my heart…

    Oh Cookie just brought you a mouse…I am ushered both back outside…the mouse escaped unharmed…smiling….it IS the thought that counts…lol

    Rest friend and again bless you for your continued posts which I will catch up on tomorrow…I add my candle of love to surround you with your family and friends..nighty night from the Pacific NW, my beautiful home, sweet home…and purrs of course from the furry oneand more smiles and hugs and love and compassion from myself…

    Wendy and Cookie xoxox :) <3

  • Wendy and Cookie

    Oh my ((((Karen)))) not Sharon,what was I thinking???…forgive me the message is the same xoxoxox bedtime I think..duh xox :) <3