Sunday, 8 March 2009
Came across this at the bottom of the garden. Water trickles out of the rock and is caught in this stone basin. At first it just looked like mud and moss but on further investigation and after a few hours of desludging the well appeared. It has obviously been carefully constructed by someone at some time as there are stone steps underneath. The water trickles out from a hole a few inches below the rim and flows into a fairly deep pool. From here it is directed to a much wider, shallow pool where a huge flat slab of stone is placed perfectly for animals to drink.
The water is ice cold and crystal clear and I like to think of the forest creatures drinking here. The builder said he recently spotted 2 deer in the wood, while i have noticed a large toad up by the house and mum found a snake while clearing ivy from a wall on her last visit.