Unexpected Discovery

Even with the summer like temperature lingering and flowers blooming profusely, I noticed some of the foliages on the trees and bushes are starting to turn into colors of yellow, orange, and rusty-red; the telltale sign that autumn has arrived. While I’m not looking forward to winter; especially since we only had about 4 weeks of summer this year — I love seeing bright colorful foliage landscapes.


I woke up early this morning and decided to go down to the golf course pond to see if I can find some interesting foliage to photograph. The pond was very peaceful and the morning dew covered vegetation beseech me to photograph them. As I walked around the pond looking for that perfect shot, I came upon a small tree with pretty green and rusty-red color leaves. I composed a shot and was ready to shoot when I noticed something moving on one of the leaves — it was a little green frog sitting on the edge. Well… lucky me, I thought… a perfect unexpected discovery.


Excitedly, I recomposed and quickly took a few shots expecting the little frog to escape. However, it continues to sit on the leaf and it even moved a little so that I could get a better view. I took a few more shots… and then I heard a couple of golf balls plunged into the pond — a minute later, another ball flew over my head and landed behind the tree. It was barely 7:00 a.m. so I wasn’t expecting golfers at that hour and from the looks of it — bad golfers. Suddenly that special quiet moment of the photographer and the frog was gone…

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22 Comments on “Unexpected Discovery

  1. Really great photos. The frog was so patient to have his photo taken. They usually jump away as soon as you get near.

    • It was a pleasant surprise this little frog was so patient. I’ve been trying to photograph them before and could never get close enough to get a shot before it hops away. It was a magical moment for the two of us until that stupid golf ball broke the spell. πŸ˜‰ Thank you Karen for stopping by. I really enjoy reading your wonderful stories. You are an amazing writer. πŸ™‚

  2. I love the frog. They are very hard to find & if you find one they’re hard to shoot. Skittish little guys!

    • They are hard to find. I found one a couple of months ago in the fountain at my mom’s house and all I got was a blurr shot of the back side of the frog. This one was a lucky find. Though I certainly didn’t expect to find it in the tree. For some reason this frog decided to let me get close… until that darn golf ball.

    • At first I couldn’t believe why would someone want to play golf so early in the morning… then I thought about me standing there with my camera trying to get that perfect shot of a little frog. I guess… it’s no different than the excitiment for the golfer to hit that little ball into the hole. πŸ™‚

    • The frog was very small — about 1 1/4 inch/3.2cm in length. I think I would have missed it if it wasn’t for the red contrast on the leaf.

    • Thank you Lady Fi for visiting my blog. I appreciate your compliment. And I have to say your photography is pretty amazing also. I look forward to learning from you. πŸ™‚

    • I was pretty excited to see the frog. I’ve been trying to capture a shot these elusive critter all summer with no luck until now… good things come to those who wait. πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you for making my day with your comment. I’m glad to hear my work help brighten your day. I really enjoy reading your posts. They are funny, insightful, and very well written. I look forward to reading more. πŸ™‚

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