There are signs of Spring in the pond. I visited Timble Ings last week and frogs were very active in the shallows, even at mid-day.
Today, I pulled a few leaves out of one of my tiny garden ponds and was surprised to find three Palmate Newts (Triturus helveticus) had already returned to the water. I shall have to purchase some more Water Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpiodes) which I have found to be their preferred vegetation for egg-laying in previous years.
The flowers in the photograph are those of Primrose (Primula vulgaris) but I almost included my first lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis) of the year which cheered me up this morning.
The Song Thrush has returned to the garden.
Why the title? I noticed in the stats section of the blog that lines from poems attract the most visitors!