This year I have been making a series of painting based on animals and creatures of British Isles. When thinking about which animals to paint, I thought of the ones which I have seen.
Although I haven't seen a great crested Newt, I did see some newts at Kingsthorpe in Northampton a number of years ago. My Dad was cleaning out a giant pond at the back of a primary school and I went over to give him a hand one day. The pond unusually had giant marble boulders around the edges and tucked away among the crevices and foliage were newts! It was one of the many great memories of both nature a spending time with him I have. Wildlife just brings special and magical memories to the every day experience. Times to be treasured.