Monday, February 25, 2013

This Toad Could Save Your Life

A L O H A !

" We may
 be up against a stone wall, 
but we don't have to 
bloody our heads 
against it 
unless we 
to. "

 William Glasser 

" I once had a rose
 named after me 
and I was very flattered. 
But I was not pleased 
to read the description
 in the catalogue: 
no good in a bed,
 but fine 
up against a wall. "

Eleanor Roosevelt 

" If you look closely at a tree 
you'll notice it's knots 
and dead branches, 
just like our bodies. 
What we learn
 is that beauty
 and imperfection 
go together 
wonderfully. "

Matthew Fox 

" It is double pleasure 
to deceive the deceiver. "

Niccolo Machiavelli 

" Adversity can have its benefits—
like the ugly, poisonous
 that wears a precious jewel 
in its forehead. 
In his life,
 far away from the
 civilized world, 
we can hear the language 
of the trees,
 read the books
 of the running streams, 
hear sermons in the stones, 
and discover 
the good 
in every 
thing. "

William Shakespeare 
As You Like it
act 2 scene 1


And what gem
does this toad,
this post
bring you?

Just this too-simple
yet overlooked

USE Re-Usable Bags
for your groceries
to launder &
even disinfect them!

we are all used 
to disposable
and never think
of the bacteria
that lives on
fresh produce,
fish, meat.

You now have
the idea;
An idea
that can indeed
save a life!

There are statistics
of the number of folks
who die from
this unseen
and all for the
best of intentions!

Glad to pass that
along to YOU.

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Thanks for visiting!
                              Warmly, cloudia 


Anupama K. Mazumder said...

What lovely shots.. wouldnt have noticed the toad in the first two pics had it not been for the title of your post!

Dave King said...

Eleanor Roosevelt's quote will do for me! I shall be giggling for ages.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photos, the Toad is all around us.

the walking man said...

I haven't learned to be afraid of my food yet--just selective.

Daryl said...

thank you Doctor Cloudia!

Brian Miller said...

ha....that roosevelt quote cracked me err yeah kinda nasty thought on the bags...

aloha from va

She Who Carries Camera said...

cute little toad!

21 Wits said...

A joyful toad indeed- it's always a double pleasure to drop by here too- Peace, Karen

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Eleanor Roosevelt's quote is the gem for me Cloudia, I've seen this one on a birthday card, so funny..

Adam said...

wow at the Eleanor Roosevelt quote

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the Eleanor Roosevelt one Cloudia.
We never get disposable bags from the supermarket. We have boxes in the back of the car and we take the trolley to the car and unload the goods straight into the boxes.

Teresa said...

Love the toad! Long Beach, CA requires everyone to use reusable bags or buy paper.

TexWisGirl said...

i don't use those reusable bags - have heard lots about the bacteria that gets transferred from meats and fruits, etc. i DO recycle my plastic bags - thankfully our local grocer has a collection bin for them.

and i think toads are adorable!

Cloudia said...

How jolly! Thanks so much

Indrani said...

Terrific pictures. Very meaningful quotes.


If it weren't for your latter shots, I wouldn't have seen that toad either! A good reminder also of the great dangers bacteria still poses!

Anonymous said...

Toadly cool toad. He looks like a good Kansas yard toad, that can fit into young boys baggy overalls. (They pee if you squeeze them too hard.) Surely he's not poisonous.
I LIKE plastic bags for food, instead of breeding yunky stuff in a cloth bag. The dirtiest place in your kitchen is the one inch blade on your can opener. The dirtiest place in a hospital are all of the hard covers on patients' old paper charts.
I LOVE Hawaii's fresh air and scampering geckos. DrumMajor

David Cranmer said...

The Glasser quote was perfect for my day. Thanks for posting.

SandyCarlson said...

You have me smiling. That toad drew me in. Beautiful in his toady way!

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you Cloudia for this very important reminder.

Fireblossom said...

You made that toad a star!

Cloudia said...

LOVELY of YOU dears to visit!

Thanks SO much

Elephant's Child said...

Eleanor Roosevelt was such a star. So many of her quotes are wise and witty, and this is a gem. Much like the toad you brought to us. Thank you.

LOLfromPasa said...

Lots to take in here. Thank you!!!!