Diary entry - August 8th.
Sitting at the lake side, suddenly, out of the corner of my eyes I see a rippling in the calm water of the lake. I turn my head to take a better look. Just below the water surface, something is swimming towards me. However, from this distance, I can not see what it is. I wait patiently and, after a while, the object of my attention crawls out of the water on a big stone in front of me.
It is a tiny toad. The little creature isn't much bigger than my finger nail.