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Nov 17, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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This was an ordinary seedling daylily which looked promising back in 2008. I was surprised to find this tiny frog had already staked a claim.

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Nov 17, 2020 6:09 PM CST
Name: Valerie
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What a lovely banner, with a nice combination of the sweet, green frog and the pretty pink daylily. I tip my hat to you.
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Nov 17, 2020 7:05 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Great banner Leon!
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Nov 17, 2020 7:16 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
WOW!! Exceptional image & banner, Leon. Thumbs up
He does look right at home. Smiling
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Nov 17, 2020 8:24 PM CST
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He's a cutie! Thumbs up
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Nov 17, 2020 8:53 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
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Leon,

I agree what everyone else said. Thumbs up
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Nov 17, 2020 8:56 PM CST
Name: Moggs
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So charming!
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Nov 17, 2020 8:56 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
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Love that fun green surprise staking its claim to the bloom of its choice. Hurray!

I'm not sure why others are convinced it's a he. Shrug!

Great banner.
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Nov 17, 2020 9:01 PM CST
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What a cute little rascal, made cuter by the soft pink surroundings. Decor of the homestead is very important you know.
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Nov 17, 2020 9:05 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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arctangent said:

I'm not sure why others are convinced it's a he. Shrug!

Great banner.


I'd guess that it is ingrained in our culture. The prince kissed a sleeping beauty; the princess kissed a frog - who then became a prince. Ergo, frogs are culturally seen as male at first glance. That's my theory Hilarious! . Leon can tell us what he thought since he saw it up close and personal.
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Nov 17, 2020 9:29 PM CST
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needrain said:I'd guess that it is ingrained in our culture. The prince kissed a sleeping beauty; the princess kissed a frog - who then became a prince. Ergo, frogs are culturally seen as male at first glance. That's my theory Hilarious! . Leon can tell us what he thought since he saw it up close and personal.


Well said. Plus, it's green and bumpy with bulging eyes, and is hiding while I do the dishes. 'nuf said.
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Nov 17, 2020 10:12 PM CST
Name: Donald
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joannakat said:

Well said. Plus, it's green and bumpy with bulging eyes, and is hiding while I do the dishes. 'nuf said.



Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Nov 18, 2020 2:12 AM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Leon, Great banner! Smiling
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Nov 18, 2020 5:41 AM CST
Name: Kristi
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I agree great banner and fun conversation it inspired. Hurray!
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Nov 18, 2020 7:28 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Leon, I was going to ask you if you could post the original image, but
found you had and more in your original post. nodding (ribbit, ribbit)
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TBGDN said:Thanks everyone for the thumbs & acorns! You are all so very generous! Thumbs up I bet this little frog never dreamed it would become an attraction on ATP. In summer I run into these little guys almost on a daily basis, but somehow this one impressed me in its little "nest" atop a daylily. Here is another view of it and the daylily. The last one is a different frog. I am amazed how small they are.

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Nov 18, 2020 8:52 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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Thanks everyone for your inspiring words & comments. And thanks Cal for posting the above pictures. Waking up each morning here in summer is never boring; there is always something new and interesting. Our focus in our "senior" years has been to grow trees and plants which attract a variety of birds, insects and other pollinators. We had not counted on tree frogs, however they add a lot of interest. Here are a couple more examples.
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Nov 18, 2020 10:59 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thanks for those beautiful extra images, Leon. Smiling
The butterfly (Black Eastern Swallowtail?) is especially
pretty against the pink blooms. Thumbs up
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Nov 18, 2020 4:15 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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Thanks everyone for the comments, thumbs and acorns. But most of all thanks for just being you! You are the inspiration of this (and all) forums. Most of all "you" are the "U"in unique! You are You-nique.

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Nov 18, 2020 8:45 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
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@TBGDN Leon,

Were those baby birds; robins?
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Nov 19, 2020 8:21 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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Marilyn said:@TBGDN Leon,
Were those baby birds; robins?

Marilyn, No they are some of the tiny garden visitors known as "Chipping Sparrows".
They love it here in summer
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