this is a photo i shot in england last year. i was on a writing retreat in the countryside- this would have been my second trip over. man, that scenery is so beautiful. we were staying at this old cottage my friend’s family friends own- they were gracious enough to house a bunch of songwriters for a week. and they fed us!!! now, the food over there isn’t that great, but still- we were living in the lap of luxury. this here is a toad. i thought it was a pretty cool picture, especially since it was taken on my phone. yes, my iphone. anyway, when i was a kid, my mom used to read me “the wind in the willows”. this little toad kinda reminded me of that story. hey little dude.