Many times I spend my time in the garden just thinking about different things, sometimes I pray, and just talk with the Holy One. Last Friday, I was just thinking, "Hey, in all the years I have lived here I have never seen a frog or a toad in the garden." In the summer, we have Colorado River Tosds that come above ground after the rains. Usually near streambeds that quickly dry up after the rain. I live a few blocks away from a rather large river/stream that flows from the mountians, only when it rains though. In thirty years, I have never seen a toad in my yard. The very next morning, there on the back patio, to my great surprise was.... you guessed it... a small Colorado River Toad! I haven't seen him again. Which is fine, because they secrete a toxin if picked up by a preditor. I wouldn't want Spartacus to get sick. I did think it was interesting that my rather off handed thought, was 'answered' the very next morning.