frog on a roof top
scrutinising the risks
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May 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm
Ah…does look like that frog is given serious consideration of the leap…..your verse brought smiles.
May 31, 2013 at 8:00 am
Thanks Charles – it must be a bit scary up there, knowing you must get down 🙂
May 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm
Just gorgeous. Your haiku suits the photo perfectly.
May 31, 2013 at 8:01 am
Thanks Helen 🙂 just wish the photo was a bit clearer – but it was at night time
May 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm
Such a metaphor for life. Beautiful photo.
May 31, 2013 at 8:02 am
Yes, frog philosophy 🙂 we must face the risks
May 30, 2013 at 8:06 am
May 31, 2013 at 8:03 am
just the noise the make when they land – actually it is more of a plop 🙂 but they always make it safely to the ground
May 31, 2013 at 8:07 am
May 31, 2013 at 8:33 am
May 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm
Am so glad there are frogs at your new place Gabe. The world wouldn’t be the same without your frog poems!
Lots of frogs Graham – this has given me an idea for a short collection
May 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm
Great one, Gabrielle. We forget taht these little creatures do complex risk assessments every day. We should buy them in as consultants to our councils here in Britain.
May 31, 2013 at 8:04 am
hahahaha yes, good idea Kate 🙂
May 31, 2013 at 3:57 am
A froggie who really knows how to put the high into haiku! Not without a parachute! I think he’s just enjoying the view and I trust he found another way back to the frog pond.
thanks Aletha – actually they do jump from the roof to the ground (all the time) – you hear this plopping sound and know they are on the move (they stay on the gutters looking down for some time – often half an hour or more – hence the photographic opportunity – they look so cute up there) – they can jump very long distances without hurting themselves (they are like rubber superheroes).
June 2, 2013 at 11:12 am
We all have to jump sometimes
June 3, 2013 at 9:22 am
That’s for sure – life would be pretty boring without any jumping into the great unknown – thanks for stopping by Geoff 🙂 nice hat!
Like what you’ve done with the place btw 🙂
thanks – it’s a work in progress (like the rest of my life) 😉
June 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm
to jump or not to jump
love your amphibian haiku 😉
June 14, 2013 at 11:04 am
they nearly always jump 🙂 it’s amazing how many metres they can drop without hurting themselves – thanks Ben
July 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Sometimes all you can say is “Might as well JUMP!!!!” Love the lil froggie!!!
July 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm
We’ve all got to jump sooner or later Selma – better than falling in a firepit – hahaha – or off a wall 🙂
July 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm
How does he get up there?!
July 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm
They fall with the rain as tadpoles, bluebee, and some of them land in the roof guttering. Before there were roof gutters, they would land in the holes in trees left from where branches had snapped off or termites had partly got in. Occasionally one would survive in a puddle up there long enough to become a fully fledged frog.That’s why they evolved sticky feet – so they can climb back up later in life to see where they came from. The ones that grow up in pools on the ground have had their sticky feet passed down to them for the same reason.
July 9, 2013 at 11:53 am
hahaha some of them climb up there 😉
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