Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Newts and Things.
They're back! Yes, I'm afraid it's the time of year when my obsession with the newt begins and as I was ambling around the garden over the weekend, pulling a little of the winter debris from the garden this little chap crawled onto my hand. How gorgeous he is and our wildlife pond is absolutely teeming with them.
Just look at those tiny 'hands'.
I tried to photograph them in the water, but it is a hopeless task which I will no doubt spend far too much time trying to achieve as is my wont.
A wander round in the all too brief sun revealed progress in the borders with soft pulmonaria bringing bees forward to investigate
A haze of blue forming under the little brambley apple tree
We have been 'enjoying' some rather wet, blustery walks of late. Sunday saw us strolling through the fields by Old Mawnan Church to Parson's Beach.
Bright sulphur-yellow gorse wafted its coconut bun scent as we walked
and the leaden sky should have warned us of the rain about to drench us.
Isabella took care to drench herself ... just for a change.
I was very atmospheric as the light darkened
and the rain drifted slowly across the water
A last look at the rocks before heading once more for home
Isabella carried by Daddy and wrapped in his jacket to keep her wet, muddy little body warm.
That's me for today - are you sure you can't see the newts in the pond? No, me neither...sigh.
Have a lovely day x