Posts tagged “Frog

Story Behind the Photo: Greenhouse Frog

Greenhouse Frog in Safety Harbor, FL

While this photo may not suggest it, Greenhouse Frogs are in fact tiny. This one is only about the size of a quarter and had taken a dip in the pool before posing for this photo. Greenhouse frogs are one of the most common frogs in Florida and live anywhere that is warm and humid, as the name ‘greenhouse’ suggests. Fully grown they are about an inch long and are easily recognized by their chirpy song-like calls. This particular frog and it’s family lives under a plant on my patio and sing most humid nights, or when the plants are freshly watered.

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Story Behind the Photo: Water Lilies

Water lilies at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, FL

Although my family has lived in the Tampa Bay area for several years now, we are still discovering new places to visit. It took a couple of years, but we finally stumbled across the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, and it’s become a favorite place to visit. The gardens give an excellent opportunity to view native Florida plants and learn a little bit more about some exotic tropical plants that thrive in the area. The gardens feature several retention ponds as well as the beautiful McKay Creek. The water attracts all kinds of wildlife and is especially pretty when the water lilies are in bloom. I took this photo because I loved the contrast of the purple of the lilies against the green lily pads. It wasn’t until I got to see it enlarged on my computer screen that I noticed the the frog on one of the lily pads in the foreground, and that made me like it that much more!

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Story Behind the Photo: Greenhouse Frog

Greenhouse Frog in Safety Harbor, FL

While this photo may not suggest it, Greenhouse Frogs are in fact tiny. This one is only about the size of a quarter and had taken a dip in the pool before posing for this photo. Greenhouse frogs are one of the most common frogs in Florida and live anywhere that is warm and humid, as the name ‘greenhouse’ suggests. Fully grown they are about an inch long and are easily recognized by their chirpy song-like calls. This particular frog and it’s family lives under a plant on my patio and sing most humid nights, or when the plants are freshly watered. Click here to buy a print and view the entire collection