Thursday, 2 July 2009

Pond life

Sitting by my pond... the first water lily is out. It looks like it's carved from wax, the insects love it. the moment the sun goes down it closes up, I hope the bugs get out in time!

A rare treat. I don't often spot the resident newt.

I'm hoping it's a female. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to observe one laying her eggs. She gets into just this position on a leafy strand of pond weed, lays a single egg at a time and wraps it into an envelope of leaf which she makes with her two hind legs - then moves on to the next leaf.


Sue said...

You will have to keep us updated on the little newt!

That water lily does look like it is carved from wax - beautiful!

edward and lilly said...

oh wow, how fascinating.

Joanne said...

Isn't nature fascinating? Thanks for sharing the pictures. I'll be watching for more.

Sara Millis said...

I love waterlilies... and that newts pretty cool too!

Tomorow I'll be tagging you on my Crafts of texture Blog.


Art Cloud Jewelry said...

Oh, how cute!!

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