Inkspot FrogsFriday 3rd March 2000
BETWEEN HAIL SHOWERS, there is just time to sit in the sun for lunch by the garden pond. It's good to enjoy the peace, such as it is with a chorus of soft croaking from 20-30 Frogs and the less than tuneful crowing of next door's cockerel. It's like the Inkspots providing the backing vocals for a Sid Vicious song.
Actually, I've noticed the assembled frogs are a rather inky dark green, there aren't any light coloured ones amongst them at the moment.
Built in StoneAn old sandstone house down the road is getting some skilled maintenance. The facing stone of one section has been stripped off and replaced with new stone, revealing an inner shell of uneven, unfinished stone which looks very similar to the drystone walls in the surrounding fields. Large rectangular interlocked keystones provide strength at the corners.
I remember Dewsbury College before the stone was cleaned; the blackened Gothic gloom gave it the look of the Addams Family mansion. Back to it's natural colour it now has the elegance of a château.