Yesterday, mum decided to take her easel outside and draw some inspiration from our pond life. Currently, it’s playing host to thousands of tadpoles, who are happily developing the most extraordinary gills and reabsorbing their own tails.

Yesterday afternoon however, the tadpoles were in for a rude shock, as mother tripped over a paving stone and fell in the pond – taking her pots of paint with her! 
Well, there ensued a great commotion, the outcome of which is a pond now host to a huge swarm of multicolour tadpoles! 
More tadpoles on my Flickr account.


Mother. Not a tadpole.