where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
July 29, 2015 § 35 Comments
“Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.”
Tagged: books, brooks, couplet, garden, good, great masters, lyrical, macro, poetry, quotes, sermons, stones, toad, william shakespeare
The toad, ugly and venemous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head – good in everything! (as someone famous once said!) One of our favourite creatures! Pip
You know your Will Mr. Pip!
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What a beautiful Toad and a fabulous photograph. It is such a delight to come across such magical creatures in their habitat.
great frog pic
To be anthropomorphic – toads always look glum or ironic. “That was a REALLY bad pun!”
Where’s that Shakespeare quote from?
oh not sure of the source text, just so fond of this one I know it out of context
It appears he has a friend, there on the left. Isn’t that a snail? Wonderful photo, that only adds proof for my theory that frogs smile, and toads grump.
AH! Love that theory – smiling frogs and grumpy toads! Someone else noticed the ‘friend’ and thought it might be a snack…
Charming toad – and a perfect quote.
This is a superb photo of Mr. Toad! They never, ever pose so well for me. 🙂 Thank you, as always, for marrying photos and words.
Good in everything. 😊😊😊
Such a delightful way to start my day with ur pics and poems. 😊
Fantastic image. Quite a universe.
Mr. Grumpy Pants! Love it! 🙂
There’s something mesmerizing and enchanting about your wonderful photo. Love the matching quote.
Your blog is beautiful.
I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Read all about it here:
Handsome guy – I hope he ate that fat slug to his right! (Can you tell I’m not too fond of slugs?) 😉
He looks a bit grumpy! What kind is he?
Has the look of a wise, old sage! 🙂
It’s so cute! I love it!
I wish I had this (picture plus quotation) on my wall so I could smile and nod off and on during the day, every day.
Silent, but looks like terror frog.
Theres beauty in all of gods creatures no matter how ugly or pretty they are god made them therefore their perfect.
Love the toad.
He’s been very popular!
As always: good offerings and may good reign.
good work;follow my blog too
Very beautiful photo!
A grim old toad! Jane
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