I know it’s just a frog, a common one at that, but it’s a photo too. So what! Well it’s the first photo I’ve taken in nearly six months that’s what, I would normally have taken thousands in that timeframe but lockdowns then a bad dose of Covid-19 put paid to that. So a photo of a frog is a step forward and that means a lot at the moment, it’s the start of a new normal and much anticipated freedom – maybe, at least I hope so.

The frog itself was in a neighbours garden pond, sat atop a mountain of frogspawn to which it’s was adding its own potential offspring. I had initially gone there to gather a little spawn to share with a granddaughter so that she could learn a little of nature’s miracles but then returned home to get my camera and grab this shot.