I'd had a rough couple of days with my facial nerve pain recently but Friday afternoon I managed a short jaunt to the local Nature Center.
My favorite spot is the Lotus Pond . . . . .
. . . and just two weeks ago it was still frozen over.
Thankfully Spring has brought some sunshine our way and the pond has now thawed. It seems I wasn't the only one to appreciate the sunshine.
I was a little surprised when I came across this turtle with its shell peeling back. Not sure if this is normal or whether they are able to regenerate their shells. Have any of you seen this before?
I had to smile when I happened upon some frogspawn. It reminds me of being a child and the wonder of discovery. If you look closely you'll see a little lizard like creature in the clump at the bottom left. Not sure if he was eating it or just hiding in it.
Here's the lizard again, this time in the middle of the image, can you see him?
Heading back to the car I came upon some clumps of daffodils. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers, a little reminder of my Welsh background. Seeing these shoots made me wish I'd remembered to plant some in our own yard . . . I'll have to remedy that.
I've just finished reading Darkness Visible by William Styron in which he talks about his descent into chronic depression and of coming out the other side. I found his academic style of writing hard to warm to and it left me feeling a little detached but it was an interesting read nonetheless.
So, how's your weekend shaping up. What book is on your nightstand right now?