Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Toads in the Holes

Every night the path and terrace around the house receives visits from some Mediterranean Toads. Ever since my dear wife watched one guzzle down a rather large spider with a quick "zzzzip" of its tongue, she's loved them and calls them "My babies!"

Trouble is, they rather like to retire to all sorts of nooks and crannies during the daytime. Here you can see why we sometimes have to dispense with the use of the hose reel when watering the garden and resort to using old plastic fabric conditioner bottles as watering cans, so as not to disturb our little amphibian friends!

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  1. Enjoyed reading this post, I can picture exactly where you mean, brought back many happy memories.
    We can't make it to Rhodes this year, so will just continue to enjoy reading your 'Ramblings' - Thank you

  2. Thanks so much for that response. Sometimes the briefest of posts gives the most reading pleasure, eh?

    Can't tell from your comment if we've communicated before, but when you do come again, please let me know won't you.

    We've heard so much about people cancelling their Greek holidays, or simply choosing to go elsewhere, due to the problems we're experiencing at the moment. But the fact is that the people and culture are just the same, the islands just as beautiful and the history just as fascinating as they always were. The media has much to answer for.

    Greece really needs visitors, so pass the word and do come again when you can won't you.

    And once again. thank you for taking the time to comment on one of my posts.