What a wonderful bird the frog are.......

What a wonderful bird the frog are--
When he sit, he stand almost.
When he hop, he fly almost.
He ain't got no sense hardly.
He ain't got no tail hardly either.
When he sit, he sit on what he ain't got--almost.


I used to read this to my sons. It's from the Rattle Bag edited by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney. Some bed time story reading can really put you asleep, but I never tired of reading this one! 

By the way the above Common Frog is living in a small pot hole in my back yard!


  1. Забавно! Первый снимок особо понравился!!!

  2. Zdjęcia są prześliczne. Nie mogę się doczekać na oglądanie żabek w moim oczku wodny. Pozdrawiam. *** The pictures are lovely. I can not wait to watch frogs at my pond water. Yours.

  3. That's something your boys will always remember. My Dad used to read us "Them Toad Suckers", by Mason Williams. Look it up, it's a pretty good laugh too!

  4. You are a lucky girl that the frog is staying in your garden. You know I love them.
    Great Post.
    Have a lovely week

  5. Very lovely shots!

  6. A French frog on holidays in Ireland ! ;-D

    Catherine alias @Pinsondesarbres

  7. How cute...I won't see my frogs until the pond thaws and the weather warms...wonderful!

  8. Cute poem! I've never heard it. I love seeing frogs. And hearing their voices at night. I always wonder what they're saying.

  9. I love frogs,(and toads), they always make me smile. Thanks for that. Great pic of him peaking out his pond too.

  10. So cute! I miss these creatures in winter because they hide in a state of hibernation. In the warmer months, I have been known to pick one up and take it to the veggie garden to help me fight pests.

  11. Love froggy shots and the crazy poem

  12. Very cute! I love all the little frogs living in my garden, though I don't think I'll see them for a while yet. Good pics!

  13. Do you remember when I found a similar fellow in my suburban garden? Great photos and poem too :)

  14. What a cute post! I raised three sons, and I have a fondness for frogs. I wish I had a little grandson to read this poem to!

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  16. Oh I love this! Still giggling at the thought of it.

  17. Sounds like a great poetry book for children. I do like your frog photos. My mother used to have a frog (or was it a toad?) living in her compost heap.

  18. I could do with a few frogs that way I may get less slugs. Great photos, even though personally I don't think they are at all photogenic but beauty is in the eye of the beholder ;-) Ronnie@hurtledto60

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