The Toad at Toad Hall

On a post at the driveway of Toad Hall (Halls Rd, Cedar Creek), is this concrete toad.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 21st October 2006, This photo: 3:00pm

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  • benefit of hindsight said:
    It has a rather peculiar expression on it's face, sort of,like, "who ya lookin at, bud ?".
  • Maki_C30D said:
    yes I agree about the peculiar look, I think it's saying, "aren't you trespassing?"
    hehe..that's what I am guilty of lately

    Wonderful shot!!
  • David de Groot said:
    I put the look down to inquisitiveness myself, but it's so hard to judge what a concrete toad is thinking ;)

    As for trespassing, I wasn't quite doing that yesterday, although there were a couple of times I thought about it. This shot was actually taken from inside my truck, out through the passenger side window (open obviously).
  • looby88 said:
    decidedly ugly !
  • David de Groot said:
    Well yes, it's a toad! ;)

    Found two little rocket-frogs in the water-tank strainer today. Carefully transplanted them to a bowl of water on the back veranda, as I'd prefer not to be drinking Eau d' Froggie.
  • looby88 said:
    hee hee, I dont mind the real thing, I like toads, well the sort we get anyway, great in the garden for eating slugs.

    Cant imagine why not !!! ; p
  • David de Groot said:
    Well I only really have something against the introduced Cane Toad (bufo marinus) - poisonous little so-and-so.
  • Sathya R said:
    I can;t say what that expression is , but it really does beg for another look
    (was it really concrete !!!!)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, it really was concrete.
  • Tiffibunny said:
    Great composition. I love the wire.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tiffany, not bad considering I took it from inside the car just before I drove off.
  • Chris Blomquist said:
    This is a great composition. Wonderful use of his expression!
  • David de Groot said:
    I've been trying to think about composition more of late. I still take a fair number of "snapshots", but when I have time to think about it stuff like this happens :)