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Hello!  Just popping in, briefly.

Still working my way through the mountain of  work on my desk (we wont talk about the mountain of “housework”, OK?) and feeling, at times, like Sisyphus.

winter sunlightThis is (or was, until yesterday!) part of my Sisyphian angst. Palms and bananas. This morning I turned my attention to the overgrown wisteria and petrea on the pergola. I stopped my frenzied hacking when I found a cute little frog. Such a tiny little fellow (girl?),  sitting on a twig, doing no harm…

We don’t see nearly enough frogs up here these days and in this current dusty drought they must be doing it tough.

This is a web picture of a Northern Dwarf Tree Frog. I’m just guessing the identity as the little  critter was  some 2 metres above ground. Certainly, it wasn’t the bright green of other tree frogs. Could I have picked it up for a positive ID? No, not today – I was covered in dust, sweat, sunscreen…all of which could do serious harm to these creatures.

Well, that was brief, wasn’t it? Yep! I’m dashing off again, but here’s something I found in that fabulous treasure box we call the ‘net…I’m a sucker for arty scripts!

Cats need food, blogger needs drink…


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!


  1. Phew – just caught you before you ‘pop’ off again.
    That little frog sounds very sweet – perhaps it could cure me of my frog phobia.

    That alphabet site is marvellous.


  2. kaz…oh dear! I know 2 other people who are frog-fearful. But, yes, this one is such a little sweetie, no bigger than my thumbnail (and I have small hands!) and a rather fetching dull-gold shimmer.
    Maybe I should do a frog alphabet? I did an owl-phabet once.


  3. Well, I admire your tackling of overgrown things in your garden. My garden is a disgrace. I don’t mind frogs but I really dislike coming across slugs and spiders in my garden and so I don’t spend much time out there working — well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

    Thanks for popping by Pearl’s blog.


  4. kim… slugs,I’m happy to say, are not much of a problem here. And even the spiders are less numerous than at our previous place. But the “no see ’ems” give me hell!


  5. the alphabets are fantastic! And I love the little frog.


  6. ziggi…yes, I thought you’d like those letters.


  7. I’m back from the wilds and have caught up on your words of wisdom. I liked the alphabets too, very clever, and obviously people are very dedicated to making them, which is something I understand because I’m able to spend a heck of a lot of time making “things” too. Right now I have to try to get my head around being home and getting to work here. The garden has almost been washed away so lots to do there.


  8. carol…welcome back! “…almost washed away…” Oh dear! It didn’t seem that bad on the weather map. P’raps you could send us some?

    Hope the Canon got some good birdies?


  9. Summer must be approaching there? I love the alphabet site too, but the clothespin on skin alphabet made me feel all pinchy, euwww.


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