Blind Optimism Blind Optimism If I hide in the dark everything will be fine! Share this:GoogleMoreEmailPrintFacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... 30 thoughts on “Blind Optimism” Add yours This might be my motto to get through med school 🙂 Reply Haha – you’ll be fine future Doctor Carolyn 😉 Reply Oh..these are just perfect lines for the photo! Reply Thanks slpmartin 🙂 Reply Nice legs, signed Pierre. Reply Get your hands off my legs Pierre – just stick with snails and truffles please 😉 Reply Yes, Pierre, no creme brulee for you if you don’t leave his little legs alone. Sacre bleu! Reply haha – thanks Selma,’sacre bleu’ indeed Reply Who would’ve thought that frogs are just like people? Especially political-type people 😉 Reply I probably should have put a picture of a toad (Abbott the toad – hahaha) 😉 Reply Yes! Toads be gone Reply 🙂 Reply bwahahaha – these are so much fun Gabrielle. i learned recently what the difference is between a frog and a toad – i needed to do a frog image and i was going to draw… because mostly around my place there are toads. . . i didnt want to draw a toad and have a knowledgeable being point out that it wasnt a frog… i should have come over here and looked at your frogs. amazing shots and way fun words. oh. . . frogs eyes in general are more round than toad eyes. toad eyes are more (north american) football shape. frog eyes sit more up on top of the head and away from the head – like buttons standing up on top of the head. toad eyes are more on the side and within the head shape. frogs leap far and high and clearly jump when on the ground or surface. where as toads take shorter crawly hops or crawl/scuttle along on all fours. …so frog hind legs tend to be clearly bigger and stronger than toad hind legs. frogs are usually slimmer. toads are usually more pudgy. frogs are usually (have to be) in or around or near water – as a pool, pond or stream etc. toads can be far away from that kind of water and be fine. …or at least that’s how i remember it… other wise. . . not a lot of difference. . . but that seems like quite a lot just the same.. once i know. ha. fun frog photos. aloha. Reply Thanks Rick for all the info – there are some frogs that do have a strong resemblance to toads, but most frogs look a lot different (confusing – yes 😉 ). In Australia the cane toad is an introduced species and a pest and we are encouraged to kill them (humanely) – up North they have Toad Buster events http://www.canetoads.com.au/ where thousands of toads are killed once a year in a week long camping/toad killing event – yikes! We hate toads in Australia – they also have a unique ‘song’ which immediately identifies that it is a toad – my son used to get very upset when he heard the toad song and my hubby would have to go outside, often late at night, to dispose of the toad. Reply yikes. yeah. there are plenty of positives about both toads and frogs. …and… a few negatives. there is a frog here – introduced – that makes such a loud booming sound that people can not sleep – i mean entire neighborhoods of people. so they’ve made and effort to… remove them. of course never mind human noise… sheesh. then there are the tiny arrow frogs here – not in my area but in other ares that are poisonous – easy to avoid. no problem there. they are cool creatures. both. (imo) Reply Really interesting, Rlck. I now know that the frogs I had in my garden were actually toads. And there was one great grandad who was ginormous! Do toads have homing instincts, cos I had some living in the house who came back time and time again after being turfed out! Reply aloha Adeeyoyo – yeah, i’m trying to be more aware of which is which. there are plenty of toads in this area. and yeah, i have noticed that each one likes it’s “territory”. or at least i see them return to what i’d call “favored” spots day and night. in the day they like to dig in and hunker down – altho i can find them repeatedly in one spot for a week or more sometimes, they will shift that spot to another and do the same thing – but often come back eventually to the first spot i saw them. i think it’s like the hunter practice of hunting only in one area until the game gets thin, while letting other areas repopulate. then they move into one of the repopulated areas and only hunt there. it makes sense. they dont decimate there entire territory all the time. but keep a cycle going. . at night toads here get out and hopple along across the yard or walks etc. snatching insects up. some of them do get quite big. i remember as a kid being in Arizona (usa) after a heavy down pour that resulted in flash flooding. and the yards were so thick with toads you could not step without stepping on one. all sizes. tiny tiny to big big. not quite as large as a basket ball – but may be half that size. i wondered where they were the rest of the time as it didnt often rain like that there. so, yeah, i’m not surprised that your toads came back to favored areas. i’ve noticed that the anoles (a gecko-like lizard) and geckos here are very territorial and will challenge another lizard that comes into their area with display actions and sounds and even battle if it comes to that. fascinating, yes. cool Adeeyoyo – and aloha. Reply Thanks, Rick. Yes, I’ve heard geckos hiss at a trespasser and make mock charges too. Reply what a fantastic frog series Gabe. superb imagery all round, Reply Thanks Graham 🙂 Reply I wonder if ‘froggy’ has been running master-classes for David Cameron and Co? Reply Bwahahahaha – I am sure they are in cahoots somewhere along the line Martin 😉 Reply this is probably my favourite ‘rooku’ of all time, Gabrielle. Don’t we all think this sometimes, illogical as it may be 🙂 Reply We do indeed Maxine – in fact it might be hardwired into us. ‘Rooku’ – thanks for that (I had to look it up – haha) – a great description for a thing almost like a haiku – this one just started out as a caption – but now I can see it as something more 🙂 Reply Great photo … and I know that philosophy well! 😉 Reply Haha – we all do Tracey, I think 😉 Reply A great series, words and photos! Reply Thanks Ben 🙂 Reply I like the dark for thinking — seems to allow ideas lots of room to stretch out — but I can understand the little frog’s idea of hiding too. Reply The dark is good for thinking Aletha – the frog was recovering after having his head in a snake’s mouth, so was keen to hide! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.