There is a stone frog I hang on our storage shed, along with antique tools and other oddities like an oxen yoke. I love the little froggy guy though, because he reminds me of lazy summer days. I should take him down in winter, but there he stays. I think maybe he brings good luck – a kind of gargoyle/monster protector. There used to be such building adornments long ago that supposedly protected against evil spirits. Sure, I know it’s just a storage shed, but I figure the froggy’s power extends to other outbuildings – like maybe my home!
On the day of our big snow, I wandered over to pay my respects and there he was, doing his job protecting us from evil spirits. Only this time he wore a winter hat and scarf! It was as if he was laughing at me. ”You forgot to take me down and now it’s winter. How do you expect me to protect everybody if I’m freezing, huh? Summer is gone so I had to have a scarf and hat!”