Froggie went a-courtin’, and he did ride, mm-hmm

A lovely spring walk in the walled garden at Croft Castle this weekend brought me to the pond. I like the pond, but so does everyone else so you have to be patient and wait until almost closing time to have it to yourself.


The beech hedge is still brown, but the weeping willow is showing signs of new life and at last the bench is empty of people.


But look closer at the pond… and the curious ramp in the corner


and you will see there is life …and new life beginning.


As these frogs get fresh with one another.


I think we should leave them alone, don’t you?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

48 thoughts on “Froggie went a-courtin’, and he did ride, mm-hmm”

  1. A lovely place, warm and inviting, still awaiting the big storm of blossom.
    I love the contrast of the beech hedges when they are brown. Do you have lots of hedges like we have in Norfolk, where they are very dominant and pretty in the landscape?

    1. Our countryside is filled with hedgerows Dina and narrow, winding roads. It’s also a very pretty landscape though greener and hillier than Norfolk of course 🙂

  2. Oh this is a superb ‘fresh’ take on the challenge Jude, I love froggies 😀 You did so well to get these particular shots – very, ahem, colourful. No shades of grey here 😉

    1. Serendipity Sherri. I had no idea what to post for this one until I saw these frogs on Saturday and wanted to write about them.

    1. I’d already posted fresh flowers and fresh produce so needed something a little different. The frogs were happy to oblige 😉

  3. But did you, I ask ? – I mean, what with pointing your infernal machine at the poor little buggers and all …

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