“Mr. Toad” Watercolor and Ink, 2013 (Copyright Kristin Gjerdset)
With the warmer days of spring coming soon, I know it will mean the awakening of Mr. Toad. He always manages to surprise me as I move the mulch away for the green shoots to come through. Suddenly, I find a pair of eyes stoically staring at me from under the leaves. I am relieved as I have not accidentally hurt him and that he has made it through the winter.
Here is another version, from the same photo, I drew in my sketch a day book. A happy, contented Mr. Toad in Blue.