Time for another pond and pondering post I reckon.
Inspired by BBC's Springwatch, I've been hanging out by the pond a little more in the last few days. In fact, there are times, when I sit for so long, mesmerized by the activity or what is in flower, that I would not blame Gareth if he came and placed a pointy hat on my head and stuck a fishing rod in my hand. I could be mistaken for a garden gnome.
The pond has delivered on many promises so far.
1. Relaxation and Calm
Nothing relaxes me as much as spending time by water. Admittedly a puddle doesn't quite cut it, but I love the reflective quality of water, sharing it with an abundance of other creatures and feeling its moisture on the breeze. Check out this gorgeous marginal plant - Lychnis Flos-Cuculi, now in flower, having taken the baton and run from the Marsh Marigold.