Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wise Toad

Perhaps spring has finally sprung. The garden is going crazy, and the Toad's thoughts turn to garden decor. Of course, it's truly hard to gild the lily of a riotous early spring garden, but this item might do it.

Behold the Buddhist Toad. Well, not really. It's actually supposed to be a frog, and I can see that (the lack of warts and general stoutness might have tipped me off), but I can be in denial and call it a toad if I'd like. Check out the flowing robes, the studied stillness, the peaceful personage of this amphibian. He just whispers "spring" in soft, dulcet croaking tones. Actually, he's supposed to be praying, but I'm taking liberties here. Normally, I'm a fan of funky garden gnomes, but this guy would fit into any garden with aplomb.

Mr. Slimy Buddha is offered up by Potted, the greatest garden goods store on earth. They have tons of stuff, so if this sort of statuary isn't your giftee's cup of tea, check out the exclusive Circle planter as well.

3 comments:

perilsofdivorcedpauline.com said...

I LOVE Potted! I get happy just strolling through the door...

Christina Simon said...

I don't think this frog is my cup of tea, but Potted definitely is!

Anonymous said...

I'd call this a conversation piece for my garden!