This last early summer of 2013 I was working out in the back garden that is up against a briar patch and a ditch which is a drain for a neighbors pond. I would hear this deep booming croak from a giant bull frog. Every morning and evening this guy would boom out his call. So I called to him, "hey you, Mr Bullfrog, come and visit me please." I read in old myth if a frog comes and visits you, it is a sign of high adventure, the hero's adventure.
I forgot about calling the old bullfrog and a couple of days later my husband comes running into the kitchen and tells me I have to see something. We walked, no ran out to the back garden. Next to a rabbit run, that goes under the thick barbed covered blackberry bushes, out in the open sat a huge bullfrog. He didn't move, his golden eye staring straight at me as I bent down to look and see if he was injured or sick. No sores, fungus, membranes were clear, so I picked him up and he didn't struggle, sat in my hand and kept staring. I didn't know this at the time but I shouldn't of handled the frog bare handed, human pH is different from the frogs and I could of hurt him. So we sat, my husband and I and the bullfrog for at least 5 minutes. I put the frog down and went back to my chores. I've always loved frogs since I was a kid and I love painting them. I thanked Mr Bullfrog for the visit and I wonder if I'm now going to go on a hero's adventure like Joseph Campbell talks about? This painting was a gift to my #1 Grandson who adores frogs as much as I do!
Mind and mental events are concepts, mere postulations within the three realms of samsara Longchenpa .... A link to my Garden, Art and Foodie blog Scratch Living