I know some people aren't too keen on these little critters but there's no escaping them chez Kemshall right now. I only wish we had sound effects on this blog - you wouldn't believe how vocal a pond full of amorous frogs and toads can be. I was so distracted by the noise on the way to my garden studio that I felt compelled to pull up a chair for a few minutes to catch them on camera.
I've edited the pictures to spare you the most embarrassing behaviour! We seem to have record numbers this year - I did try to make a head count but they weren't cooperating and the shy ones kept diving undercover when my shadow loomed too close.
It was very pleasant to sit in the spring sunshine and eat a banana and lemon curd breakfast sandwich. (I never claimed to have sophisticated tastes!) Fascinating as the wild life is, I did manage to tear myself away eventually. Today's plan was to work on the altered moth book some more. It's getting pleasingly full now. I like nothing more than a book so generous and fat that it won't close!
I'm enjoying the best bit of the process now - the time at the end when I go through the pages adding little finishing touches that will hopefully bring the whole thing together.
It's just the same when I make a quilt - the final embellishing is what I enjoy most.
Hope you're having a burst of spring creativity right now too. Thanks for reading - Linda