Dug

The patch of garden sometimes euphemistically known as the vegetable plot has been abandoned since the flood three years ago. Somewhat overgrown it was broken up and turned over and then cleared and levelled and is now returning to a usable state…

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The digging did turn up the usual bits of broken china, glass and slate; and a goddess of the earth appeared blinking in the sunlight….

They never turn up stuff like this on [W:Time Team].

Emergent Dragonflies

Just missed a couple of [W:dragonflies] emerging from their larval skins and could not get close enough for a good picture.

Dragonfly above it's former skin
Dragonfly above it's former skin

Freshly emerged dragonfly
Freshly emerged dragonfly

I did manage to collect an abandoned skin once they had departed.

External skin of the dragonfly nymph stage
External skin of the dragonfly nymph stage