on closer examination that blocked drain by the side of the track bed had become a deep pool where we saw these.
Smooth Newts, this one is an adult with his spotty sides indicating he's on the look out for a lady friend :)
On the way back to the car I noticed these green shoots poking through the brown of last years ferns.
I love the shapes these make as they are ready to unfurl. Pity I couldn't do some time lapse photography on these. So I guess it must still be spring after all.
Gratuitous photograph of a field :) and just in order to be picturesque, there were tumble down walls ...
This one wont be giving any more wool :( and why it was balanced in a tree I have no idea :)
That brings me to my latest obsession, er, I mean, interest. I have started learning to spin. I got my wheel a year ago but only recently started to try and spin with it. Last night I was up until 1.30am because I was plying my first proper singles into yarn. It's very 'art yarn' LOL very think and thin. But it's getting better and it's very pretty roving so very pretty coloured yarn.
I'll show you when it's dried if you promise not to laugh :)
PS does this
remind you of this
or is that just me :)