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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Coffee With A Frog

I took my first cup of coffee of the day out to the pond. I wanted to sip it there, viewing the pond as I enjoyed the warm morning and thought about my summer, and what the rest of the year might hold. As I walked to the wood chairs sitting pond-side I scared up a few red-legged frogs. They squealed loudly as they leapt into the pond. I sat down in the chair ( on the right) and then noticed a very plump red-legged frog sitting in the chair on the left. He seemed to own the chair and was almost kingly in his demeanor. The frog was not the least afraid of me, and why should he be? I was not in the company of the 4 granddaughters who were constantly laughing, wrestling, and playing all around the pond ,searching for frogs with zeal. The kingly frog had no reason to fear I would capture him and view him for a few days before returning him to the pond as the granddaughters did. The granddaughters have returned home. I sipped my coffee. I pondered my summer. I just sat and enjoyed the simple beauty of my surroundings. I relished the quiet, the bird sounds, the play of sunlight on the pond. The frog remained still on his throne, the chair. I finished my coffee and as I left for the house and the beginning of the day's chores, the frog remained. Coffee with a frog, delightfully peaceful, for both of us.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have missed you, Kathy. I know you have had a whirlwind summer but I also know how grateful you are for time with the granddaughters.

Coffee with your frog sounds delightful! You have a beautiful spot by the pond to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Have a nice weekend. Mildred

Timi said...

What a lovely post ♥ :o)!
We have lots of frogs here, too...:o)

Southern Comfort said...

I know he was a very quiet companion. I know you miss those little girls, but I am glad you are able to enjoy this time of solitude as well.

Pondside said...

Perhaps this should be the new measure of the level of peace - by your pond, on this continent, in the world.... "Could a frog sit here undisturbed?" I'm so glad you are enjoying your peace and not missing those sweet girls too too much.

goatpod2 said...

I don't usually drink my coffee outside because of our many curious cats!

Blessings,

Amy

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kathy, that is so neat. Thank you for sharing with us. Maybe he was sitting there waiting for that kiss that would turn him into a man??? :>)

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kathy M.

A. Joy said...

Ummmmm, the frog was waiting for you to kiss him - he'd really like to be a person again and all you could do was sit there and drink your coffee.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Am sure he thought you were the princess to kiss him and set him free! Coffee by the pond - I'd love to join you.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such a great way to begin the day...peacefully, quietly, thankfully.

Dolores said...

I've never heard of a red legged frog.

Morning coffee by the pond sounds so relaxing ....I love the peacefulness of this post.

Deanna said...

Coffee with a frog led to a charming time for you!
Restful and refreshing. Very nice place to sit and rethink the events of the Summer and what Autumn will be like.

I need some time with coffee and a frog. Please let the frog know I'm requesting his presence.
God bless,
d

Debbie said...

...."enjoying the simple beauty". Sometimes my mind is racing and jumping from one thing to another in vain. Thanks for reminding me to stop and 'enjoy the simple beauty".
Deb

Daisy said...

What a sweet and delightful post, Kathy. I enjoyed this one so much. It sounds like the perfect way to start a morning. :-)