Monday, June 4, 2012

Three Toed Tree Toad

Say three toed tree toad very quickly several times before you have your morning coffee. Actually this isn't a tree toad, but it's fun to say tongue twisters. I took this photo with the flash last night. I noticed this guy has three toes. He stands still unless I get real close so I'm now looking down so I don't step on him. Toads will not give you warts and a group of toads is called a knot.

Yesterday I sanded the edges of these leaf plates on a table outside before I loaded them into the kiln. My twelve before twelve midnight.

I fired over night and the kiln is cooling down this morning; it's down to 1200 F. The baskets are in this bisque. Hope all is well, more later. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Very handsome frog! We have Grey Tree Frogs in our yard. My do they like to sing.

    Also love the leaf plates!

  2. I really like those leaves. Ribbit!

  3. Beautiful leaves and quite an impressive frog!

  4. hmmm...a 3 toed toad?? or is it a 3 legged frog?? is considered good luck in Feng Shui??? hahaha

  5. the group photo of the leaves looks like petals from a magnolia blossom. good luck with the firing.

  6. I was going to write the same thing that Michele wrote, so I won't do that but you may be thinking the same way we are now. They are really fun.

  7. A frog with three toes *smile* Lovely leafs, I like them.


  8. It would be fun to know how many creatures haunt our patios at night.
    This morning I discovered distinctive raccoon footprints on mine.

  9. Lovely toad. One named Tod lives under the dog water bowl on the front porch. Actually, the bowl is carved into a very large barn footer, so it's cool and full of water, too. Perfect. Leaves are looking good, too.

  10. Hi Sonia, thanks, I do love hearing the song of frogs and toads.

    Hi Robert, thanks, some native plants right out my back yard.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, there can never be too many leaves.

    Hi Linda, thanks, can't go wrong with native floras.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, yes is it one or the other, one never knows, best just to chant.

    Hi Michele, thanks, in the photo yo can't see the leaf texture, but I do like magnolias.

    Hi Lori, thanks, these leave have been a recurring theme for years.

    Hi Elna, thanks, never realized that toads had three legs til now.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, yes there is so much to see, even even afer dark.

  11. Hi Joann, thanks so much.


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