Some time ago (March 2012) I did a little walk which involved passing an ancient earthwork called the Rampart (See this post).

I did the same walk this morning and, to my great surprise, I found the Rampart ditch was full of water. Admittedly the water couldn't be seen because it was covered in Duckweed but it was there all the same.

It is very dry here at the moment so I suppose that the water is left over from all the rain we had last winter.

For those that don't know Duckweed is a small, floating, aquatic plant that has a small root hanging in the water below and 2 or 3 leaves and it propagates very quickly hence the total cover.

It was a nice walk with no other surprises. smilies