Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Frog over.

There is not much left of my concrete birdbath frog.  Even in the relatively mild winters we experience here, the combination of rain and periodic freezing eventually does the trick.  This winter has been particularly wimpy in my opinion, but poor Froggy had sustained enough damage over previous winters (and some baking hot summers) to have suffered a slow, cruel, mortal blow.

Refresher:

May 2010

September 2009

February 2009 (also shows youthful, smooth-skinned frog, from about 2004)

Sad detail.
 So long, Froggy.

7 comments:

PSYL said...

Bye-bye, Mr. Frog. Will there be a replacement soon?

Ditto on the 'wimpy' winter.

Susannah (Wanderin' Weeta) said...

Poor guy!

And so much for the durability of concrete; a meat frog will be still hopping after 5 years, maybe after 40.

Of course, a meat frog has more sense than to sit out in the open 24/7/52. That may have something to do with it.

Kyna said...

Aw :(

Weather is such a powerful thing.

Kim and Victoria said...

Too bad. :-(

biobabbler said...

Oh, man, what a relief! Sorry, but I put off reading this post for 2 days 'cause I thought it was some gory photo of a decaying ACTUAL TOAD or frog. Phew! But, yes, sorry for you. =( bb

Hugh said...

PSYL, I'll be keeping an eye out for a replacement.

Susannah, I will also keep an eye out for a meat frog.

Kyna, yes indeed, even wimpy weather in the long term.

K&V, Thanks.

BB, Thanks, and sorry for the worry.

Dave said...

Ouch - our terracotta water bowl in the garden didn't fair so well this winter either. Luckily we've got standing water in our back yard for the birds ... or maybe that isn't so lucky after all.