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Frogs and Toad

large frog head sticking out of water

We met this frog recently, and the toad much earlier in the summer, but I liked both their faces. Am also adding a tadpole, which was swimming around when we saw the Big Frog.

Raindrop and frog

Raindrop forms crater-like shape in water; frog head nearby

We have been taking a walk in the woods near our neighborhood most days. Today it was raining and there were lots of great textures. I was captivated by the frogs - will post more of those separately - but really liked this crater-like shape in the upper left as a raindrop hit the water, and the echoes of that as other shapes were mid- or post-formation elsewhere. Also note the frog head to the lower right, poking out of the water.

Yellow fuzzy caterpillar with spikes

Yellow fuzzy caterpillar with black spikes

I had never seen this kind of caterpillar before, so it really struck me when it showed up on our hike in NH. It is an American Dagger Moth Caterpillar, it turns out. This video shows it moving - at the end it is quite undulating!

Grayscale polka dot fabric?

Raindrops on cement

I loved this pattern on our front steps as rain just started. It looked like a painting or grayscale polka dotted fabric.