When I started ShutterbugSage.com back in 2012 as a 365 challenge, my goal was to take and post a photo a day for a year. After all, if you want to improve a skill, the only way to do it is to roll up your sleeves and try (and try) and try again.
Perhaps it’s because my oldest daughter is all grown up and getting married next weekend. Or maybe it’s because I spent the whole weekend at a dance competition watching my youngest daughter leap and turn on stage. But this leap year, my first thought was about the leap year photos I took with my kids when I started this blog.
With the three “Bigs” all grown up and out of the house, my youngest and I ultimately ended up chatting about this frog.
About a year ago, we took a quick weekend trip to the gorgeous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. After exploring the massive French-inspired castle built by the Vanderbilt family, we strolled through the gardens. This guy caught our eye swimming through the water, but what was especially cool was when he leaped up onto this lily pad and his bumpy skin slowly morphed from an unimpressive brown to a bright green in order to match his new surroundings.