Unexpected toads.

As I brought the dog home from his morning walk today, he nosed around a little bit in front of his house. Somehow, he nosed right over this creature without seeing it, and thank goodness: the last thing I needed this morning was to have my dog gleefully wrangle a toad:

Instead, I quietly took him into the house and crept back out with my camera. Tomorrow--unless something even more exciting develops--I may well give you a fable to go with these images.