Photo: by Maggie Smith
I know this is going to sound odd, but i was actually pleasantly surprised this morning to find a squished newt in the road. Ive been fascinated my entire life with the tiny orange inch long creatures I'd find along stream beds... You know the tiny little guys with black and pink spots? If you turn them over and look at their bellies you can see all of their organs through their thin moist skin... things like this are very thrilling to a tom boy of a child, and fortunately for me my inner child is still very prominent...
So, anyhow, I've recently been talking about searching out streams so i could once again find this childhood wonder of mine, and to spot one, even a squished one, was quite exciting... I cant wait for our next walk now!