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By foggytwo
I have been very busy lately so I would like to thank everyone for their support and comments.

We had a flood that would make old Noah proud.
Now I`m talking `bout water all over.
By the time the downpour had come to an end.
The garden looked like the strait down by Dover.
It was after the storm had abated.
And water levels had started to drop.
I heard a strange noise by the birdbath.
That sounded to me like a plop.
Now with my middle name being Sherlock.
And the garden in such of a state.
I crept over there in me wellies.
Over what looked like the old Bering Strait.
When I reached there, to my shock and horror.
For there in the corner it sat.
All soaking wet from the water.
And twice the size of me cat.
He told me his name was Fernando.
And he had been washed out of the bog.
Somehow ended up here in my garden.
So here he is... Fernando the frog.
As frog`s go he was really a belter
The biggest one I`ve ever seen.
And on asking me for directions.
Said he`d prefer a spot all wet and green.
I offered to take him down to the canal.
But the question was one of transport.
`Cause the quickest way to the canal.
Was round the back of the old tennis court.
As I`ve said he was a big fella.
So to help him I got him a box.
And in order to make it more comfy.
I put in an old pair of socks.
But the box that I brought didn`t fit him.
He sat there with legs in the air.
I was sure that I would have managed.
If only he didn`t have such a large pair.
Determined to get Fernando back home.
Said he came from a place called Nantucket.
And that gave me a brilliant idea.
Old Fernando would go home in a bucket.
Once filled up with water, Fernando jumped in.
He moved around creating some foam.
The smile on his face brought a tear to my eye.
At last Fernando was on his way home.
He thanked me as I emptied the bucket.
Last I saw he was sat on a log.
And to this day, I still sit and wonder.
If Fernando found his way back to the bog.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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jimmypaton 11 19 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 7:26PM
very good detail

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30 Apr 2009 7:30PM
Lovely clear image-and interesting poem too...!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:37PM
No, I reckon you kissed a beautiful princess and this is what happened...
Snapitt 10
30 Apr 2009 8:17PM
Love the image, love the poem. Great stuff!
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 8:33PM
Thanks to all above for the comments.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
30 Apr 2009 8:55PM
Classic 'Foggy' verse - a good deed done Pete - I expect he will remember you.Wink
Time for a song......

If I had to do the same again
I would my friend Fernando.

shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:07PM
A stunning image wonderful detail superb colours love the title
MrBlueSky 11 12 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:39PM
great image of a fantastic looking frog
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
30 Apr 2009 10:19PM
Great shot of this frog...super detail and great poem....Sandy
DP_Imagery 15 24 6 Wales
30 Apr 2009 11:03PM
Great shot and heartwarming verse - I really like frogs so I too hope Fernando found his way to that bog Grin

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
1 May 2009 5:05AM
Super image, super words. Carol
1 May 2009 8:41AM
So this is where the line" Can you hear the bog Fernando" comes from by Abba.
Cracking detailed shot Pete the lrge size is amazing.
leginR 11 England
1 May 2009 10:20AM
Lol love it.
regards Nigel
1 May 2009 10:27AM
brilliant all round pete,well done.ray
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
1 May 2009 4:19PM
Great capture and poem Wink

1 May 2009 6:51PM
Fabulous and so entertaining!! I seem to be so busy lately too but fit in time for this but not as much as i'd like to . Heading out now with mums and daughters to the Gulistan ! Gill
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
1 May 2009 9:07PM
pin sharp image Pete, great poem
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 1:42AM
A wonderful tale with a hoppy ending.
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 8:06PM
Super story and capture. Handsome little fella.
Marilyn x
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 8:26PM
A cracking Poem and a very nice capture to boot,
whiteswan01 11 13 England
2 May 2009 8:36PM
wow superb clarity
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 11:02PM
Wow crystal clear
old timer 15 55 1 Scotland
3 May 2009 3:37PM
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2009 5:40PM
Excellent capture and a super poem once more, dear Froggytwo! Smile
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
4 May 2009 12:02AM
terrific shot...
enjoyed seeing the images I have missed out on... all are fantastic too
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
4 May 2009 10:03AM
A fine portrait of your amphibious friend and a wonderful verse too. I think you should get these poems published Pete, Pam Ayres would be proud of this one
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
4 May 2009 7:40PM
Thanks toall above for your comments,they are much appreciated.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 9:08PM
I really do hope he found his way back to the bog. Lovely capture and story
evelen 14 5 England
12 May 2009 6:36PM
excellent capture colour and detail.
helena 15 134 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 10:29AM
Brilliant, brilliant brilliant.
You are very creative Pete,
Tara x
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
16 May 2009 3:11PM
My thanks to Helen, Eve and Tara for your welcome comments.
jan 1 15 12 Netherlands
6 Jul 2009 9:18PM
Hello Pete.
Hows life ?
Long time no see. (my to blame)
Lovely looking picture of this frog.
Coincidently I've upload a few frog pictures on an other photosite today.
I'll see of I can get used to epz again.
So, see you later.
Cheers from Jan
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2009 10:17PM
oh the tears are running down my face so much i can't type very well

Linda Wink Wink

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