All the rain makes the river run high and as it washes away the sand the early Spring plants show through, rather too early.
These are butterburrs which will be in their ‘other planet’ bloom in a couple of months time. The snow drops are much more seasonal. I reckon these get washed down into the wood fron gardens upstream.
This one looks almost humanoid.
On Thursday (my Friday) after above photo was taken, I discovered that a spoon neck gouge is rather better than a knife or a drawknife for the tricky shaping of the neck and tail transitions where the grain direction is rather like the transition between the handle and bowl when carving a spoon except a much bigger area and challenge. Watch this space.
Quack, quack. As the lady mallard ducks have started repetitively calling around here.