Weekly Photo Challenge. This Week: Optimistic.

Imagine my surprise as I looked down whilst unpacking the organic vegetables and some of them were looking back up at me!

Well ok not the vegetables themselves but a little celery hitch-hiker.

The Frog and the Celery.

After an initial state of shock I managed to compose to myself and look more closely. Was it dead? Probably. Surely? I wasn’t optimistic.  But then…

Wriggle, wriggle. OK one very alive frog wrapped in cling film. I hopped into action.

Frog and celery
There can always be ‘surprises’ when you shop organic

I carefully removed its see-through jailer and wandered outside. After some coaxing Froggy emerged. I thought for a minute what a maelstrom of change this little guy must have been through in recent days.

After a few moments, and in a very unsurprisingly cautious manner, the little critter emerged from its leafy bed.

I stood guard for a few minutes as the tiny creature relearned how to hop. I guess being wrapped up in cling film for a few days would be akin to being 7 foot tall and travelling economy class on a 24 hour flight from Australia to Europe. The limbs would need some re-engagement.

I also made sure that my little buddy didn’t hop road-wards and attempt to replicate that most famous of Eighties arcade games – Frogger. No that wouldn’t end well right now. Nimble isn’t a word I would use to describe the current condition. I nudged him into more friendly and leafy territory.

And then I left him/ or her. It’s over to them now. I’ve done my part. I am quite optimistic however. Seems to be a survivor.

Bon Chance my friend!

Frog and celery



I'm passionate about travelling, music, photography, blogging, 'Social Anthropology' (the posh term for people-watching) and creating content. I travel to learn and observe to understand. My dream day would look something like this.... A bottle of red (or two), fresh baguette (or two) & wedge of Camembert (or two), a balmy Paris September eve spent people-watching in fine company on the banks of the Canal St Martin.

2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge. This Week: Optimistic.

    1. Haha. Not sure, didn’t say much. Maybe he had a frog-in-his-throat. Actually on thinking about it I was the one that that nearly happened too! Haha. Thanks for your comment. Yeah it was nice to free him 🙂

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