Lake in the Woods, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
The little fella was still sitting on the same cattail. He puffed up a little when he saw me and then settled back down. His emerald greenback blended beautifully with the greens of the cattails. He can also turn to golden brown when that is the needed color to blend in.
While I was sketching, a tiny ant started climbing the cattail. He was no larger than the pupil of the frog’s eye. When he bumped into the frog he climbed this new mountain ….. right over the frog’s back and soon was walking along the lip of the frog’s mouth. The frog tried twice to catch the ant with its tongue, but the ant was off to the side. No problem. He picked up one of his feet and just pushed the ant into his mouth.
….. One of the joys of sketching from life is little unexpected moments like that! Plus I have captured the memory of an Indian Summer day at a special location.