but yesterday i got my buckets
and with each scoop of leaf-filled, murky, smelly water
i kept waiting for that frog to jump at my face
and knock me over from fright
but it never happened
i never really saw him
i did see, from the corner of my eye, a splash
as i was lifting one of my water-filled buckets
he must have been calculating his getaway from a dark corner
only one other odd movement i noticed
in my peripheral vision
was something squiggly, quickly enter the pond
i think it was one of our resident lizards, but not sure.
but it's done
and now i get to, once again, enjoy our little garden waterfall this summer!