Meet Jumpy.
The six-year-old discovered,
adopted and named
this toad today,
and decided he needed a new home.
He started out
in this little leftover flower pot,
but has since been transferred
to a much nicer bucket
with grass, leaves, woodchips
and a pool
(actually a china saucer filled with water).
After a weekend of captivity,
Jumpy will likely
be released back into the “wild.”
But he’s always welcome to visit.

(My cousin Kevin teased me
that I’d be sure to find beauty in the bucket.
He was right!)