We toured the Biltmore on a rainy day. Luckily by the time we finished the indoor tour the rain had slowed to a few sprinkles that ended shortly after we got outside.
Walking in a park near the James River on spring afternoon, I stopped to see if there might be anything interesting in a large puddle adjacent to a small pond. Sitting, quietly a few feet from the trail was this red toad. It remained so motionless as I photographed it, I began to think it might be a toy frog somebody put there as a joke.