Sunday, 21 March 2010

Froggy Went A-Courtin'...

and, judging by the amount of frog spawn in the pond, he did so with considerable effect. Well, they, really...four that we've seen, and probably more lurking in the depths of the pond. It's amazing the difference a week has made, turning the pond from frozen stillness to a hive of activity (possibly an unfortunate mixed metaphor, there, but...). A couple of ladybirds were paddling on the surface of the pond today, and we noticed several water beetles as well as the frogs. Doubtless there'll be newts there, too, but we haven't seen them yet. The daffodils are coming out, snowdrops and crocuses still flourish, and all's well with the spring garden. Hurrah!

I hadn't realized how fast the time was passing, haven't written here for over a year. Must Try Harder... but it's unlikely to be in the next couple of weeks, as I'm off to the North for a week shortly, to visit friends and relations and have A Good Time!