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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It started out about a flower{s} . . .



Once upon a weekend
I went in search of some flowers
so I went to my local nursery
and whiled away the hours . . .



{ Kim Klassen Dowtown 2 collection - Isobel in overlay }

but through the reeds I did spy
with my wondering eyes
a tiny green tree frog
looking for flies.

Yep, I found Kermit and his cousins!



To give you some perspective, this green tree frog ranges from 1 1/4" to 2 1/2" and these blades from the butterfly lily are only about 1 1/2" wide.


They let me get very close, only occasionally moving to a different spot.


Otherwise, this is the position they assume most of the time.

{Kim Klassen Downtown collection - Edith multiply}

When they do decide to move, you had better be quick . . . they are lightning fast jumpers!


She was enjoying our photo session, and what a great smile! lol

"It's not easy being green" - Kermit


Our temps right now are hovering around the 70 mark, give or take a little and although I'm really anxious to get back to the beach, I have to say this is my second favorite spot in the world to spend time. I've been back three times, and all three times these little guys are hanging out in the same spot in the exact same gallon of lillies, which happens to be in the middle of the table, and yes I practically have to crawl onto the table to get close enough. But as soon as it starts getting warmer, they will be hiding where they won't easily be found so they won't become fried frog legs!

Oh, and before I forget, I'm over at my collaborative blog Focusing on Life today, here. Something about seeing more by seeing less and a challenge to change your lens. Come on over and visit me!!

I hope you have a great Tuesday . . . ribbet!
Love, Kim
XO





45 comments:

Dotti said...

Good morning, Kim! I am in AWE of your little green friends! If only they could see how lovely they look ...

Barbara said...

I love your tree frog, he looks quite happy to sit still for you.

Comfypjs said...

That photo of the flower is gorgeous! I can see it blown up on canvas and hanging on a wall.

pam said...

Very cool! It is always fun to find something unexpected like that to photograph!

Janine said...

That's an amazing collection of photos! You were very lucky to have such a willing model.

Life with Kaishon said...

These pictures are absolutely magnificent. Each one was more lovely than the last. What a fun collection!

Thank you so much for joining us at Communal Global every week. We love when you come!

Kia said...

Awwww, wonderful series of the adorable wee frog! :D

Cathy said...

the focus on the frog is amazing, and the softness of the colors are so beautiful. you live in such rich surroundings and capture it all so well.

Pieni Lintu said...

So cute!!! We have only ugly frogs here in Finland. :D

Linda/patchwork said...

How cool! And, he's so small. Great shots.

Deb said...

fantastic Kim! the colours are so crisp & such a cute frog ♥

Lavender Cottage said...

What a cute post and exceptional photos of the tree frogs. I've heard them here where I live but have never been fortunate enough to see them.
Gotta love that last picture, I'm sure it is a camera ham smile.
Judith

Kathy said...

Oh my...poor Lady Edith. She has fallen to the point of now making a frog look more presentable :).

Tamar SB said...

WOW! These are so so awesome!

Temps in the 70s! Up here that means shorts, no jackets, and sandals! It was a reasonable (not really) 15 with the windchill by noon yesterday! We've got months to go before 70 is average!

Lisa Gordon said...

Kermit is a very handsome fella, and you have photographed him so beautifully, Kim.
Magnificent images.

Happy day to you!

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

what sweet little beauties. love every shot! wish our nurseries were stocking up but it's a bit early.

Kimberly said...

Wow! You have a great eye for spotting them! Your photos are amazing! What a great way to spend a day!

Pride In Photos said...

Kermit is actually pretty cute Kim!

Rosie Grey said...

Oh my, what fantastic photos! I LOVE them!!! Wonderful texture processing, too!

Pat said...

Great shots. I love that froggy smile!

Rebecca said...

Well if there is a prince behind that frog I bet he is a handsome one. Nice images.

Deanna said...

Ahh, a green cutie...I am sure this brings you such delight as you delight us with your brilliant photography...Happy TT.

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

Wow beautiful flowers and the little frogs so cute I would be there with you on my knees to get those shots...

Anita Johnson said...

I'm green with envy....we have blizzard conditions today. These shots are BEAUTIFUL!

Stephani - A Defined Life said...

Wonderful Kim!

Kathryn said...

You're such a tease with the weather, cold and windy here. :0(

These photos are precious. I love that they stuck around to model for you. Smiling. :0)

Jeanne said...

Bet you were tickled pink to find these little frogs. I rarely am able to find one, even though I hear them alot. Great shots Kim!

Becca said...

Beautiful photos here! Oo! I just love little frogs too! Great shots of this little Kermit. My fave is the 3rd from the end...you can see the bottom of his little froggy feet! Lol have a great day!

terriporter said...

Oh, thank you so much for this wonderful peek into the frog world at your nursery. Having just spend several hours at the nursery here yesterday, I agree it is such a wonderful place for photography! Love what the textures did to the backgrounds of your shots. Kim has outdone herself with this Downton collection, don't you think?

Denise Fabian said...

It's not easy being green...Beautifully done!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh my... what an awesome smile on that little green face. So sweet!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

How cute is that!!!!! What a find- I can't believe you were able to get that close.

Brenda said...

Amazing shots of our tiny green friends. Love that first floral shot as well - gorgeous sunset colors.

kelly said...

these little guys are remarkable! i can't get over their vibrant green color. and your flower shot is just beautiful...that color!

kathyinozarks said...

Kim these little frogs are just too adorable-and I love the smile too.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awesome shots of the tree frog! I've got some that I keep forgetting to post. Yours are better, though, so now I may not. Hee. Anyway, lovely photos as always.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh my! These are absolutely amazing. Your captures of the frog... wow. What a treat to find the little guy there.

Nina said...

Amazing photos! You are great :D

Nancy Claeys said...

I found a little frog just like this last summer perched on a bucket -- what a neat surprise! These are lovely images Kim.

Michaela said...

I don't like frogs, but this one is actually cute!

Linda R said...

Ahhhh.. That little gal has me smiling this morning. It actually looks like she is smiling for the camera. Enjoy that warm weather.

Hugs~

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful captures and texturing, Kim! I <3 frogs! I'm curious... how do you know it is a "she" ;)

Anki-itte said...

Oh...these are wonderful pictures.

...melody... said...

These are awesome! Love all the details you were able to capture! :)

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Flowers and little green friends, wow it feels something beyond my world just now. Finland is cold iceland where everything is still white and the light is blue, I miss so much summer or even spring but thank goodness I have blogs where to escape this cold land of mine:)

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