The Frog Princess

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on September 28, 2011 · 27 comments

in Wordful Wednesday,Wordless Wednesday

Princess Nagger has a thing about catching goldfish from our pond out back.  She likes to catch one (or three) in a container, keep it in the house overnight for observation, then release it back into the wild pond the next day.  So when I saw her skulking about the pond over the weekend, I figured that’s what she was up to:

As you can see, thanks to the excessive heat we had all summer followed by the incessant rain, things have gotten quite a bit overgrown out by the pond.  Hopefully Mother Nature will get on the proper meds to treat her Menopause so I can finally get out and get things back under control. 

Princess Nagger spied me taking pictures, so I ventured around to the other side to get a beter angle:

That’s when I spied it.  The thing she was stalking.  A frog:

She stayed perfectly still watching it watching her, waiting for the perfect opportunity to snag it:

But the frog (wisely) hopped away the moment the dogs started barking.  I think someone was a little disappointed that the frog didn’t successfully get captured, don’t you?

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{ 26 comments }

1 XmasDolly September 28, 2011 at 1:20 am

No mosquitoes? She’s a braver man than I Gunga Dinn that’s for sure! ewwwwwwwww bugs, frogs, good gosh what’s next???? ewwww
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2 Working Mommy September 28, 2011 at 2:09 am

she is so cute!!
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3 SueAnn September 28, 2011 at 3:50 am

Definitely disappointed!! Ha!! What a hunter!!!
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4 Run DMT September 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

Love those photos! All the overgrown greens and shrubs are just perfect. It’s like a scene from a fairy tale.

Bummer that her frog prince got away. My girls would have tried to catch that frog too. He was a beauty.
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5 Susie September 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

LOL! Mother Nature with Menopause!! Funny!

6 Lauren September 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

That’s so cute that she releases the fish back the next day! That pond looks like such a cool place to explore, just the kind of thing I loved as a kid.
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7 Serendipity is Sweet September 28, 2011 at 7:55 am

What an awesome pond to explore! Great photos. My oldest was in a very similar position last night down by the river…trying to catch a snake. Yikes!!
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8 Natalie September 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

Yep that was me at her age! My nickname even to this day is Frog! And my husband’s as a child was bullfrog, I thought that was comical!
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9 Linda September 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

Love that you gave Nature menopause. Also she looks like a fairy!

10 Gaby September 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

I was thinking the same thing as Run DMT and Linda. It does look like a fairy tale! And she like a fairy. I wish I had a magical pond to hang out in like that.
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11 Dumb Mom September 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

Great location for adventure!
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12 Russ September 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

Sorry Princess. I hope you have better luck next time.
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13 Sprite's Keeper September 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Great photos and title!
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14 Teresa from NanaHood September 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

Awww, what a sweet little girl and no fear when it comes to critters! Following you and hope you will follow back!
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15 Jenn September 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

That looks like a fun pond to hang out by!

16 Stasha September 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Thant is one big frog! Cute photos.
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17 Kim September 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Love that she was wanting to catch a frog and waited so patiently for it. To bad it got away…but I’m sure the frog is happy that he did. Great photos!
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18 Mallory September 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm

My gardens are completely overgrown too. I love the picture where she sees you spying on her, camera in hand.
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19 Elle September 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

It might be overgrown, but it makes such a nice hiding spot. If it was me, I’d be glad she didn’t catch the frog to bring in the house. Although, I used to catch frogs, toads, and tadpoles when I was little.
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20 Andrea September 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Frogs give me the willies with all of their hopping and such, so I couldn’t decide what kind of ending I was routing for!
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21 Christine September 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

She sure does look like a princess :)

22 Olivia September 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

What beautiful pics!!! She looks like she loves being outside…. :)

23 Kristy September 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

My goodness, how beautiful are your surroundings! What a magical place!

24 joe September 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm

You little dolly might have been upset her little green friend wasn’t captured, but I will bet you and the frog where happy! Not to be too pedantic, but it kinda looks more like a toad?
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25 kewkew September 29, 2011 at 4:58 am

Great pictures, almost didn’t see the frog.
I would have been so disappointed. Feeling so sorry for her.
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26 The Host September 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Lovely pictures! Thanks for hosting the link up!
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