I've got a little pond on my allotment and I'm lucky enough to have newts as regular visitors. I saw them loads last spring and summer, normally basking on the surface of the water around dusk. I was really looking forward to their return this year and, sure as anything, they started to appear again in spring. I've never seen them out of the water though...until now.
I had to lift a piece of old carpet that's down on one of the paths to pull some weeds and I found this little guy, and left him uncovered just long enough to take a quick picture. I'm always amazed by wildlife (life is so satisfying when you're as easily please as me!) and newts are a more than welcome addition to the menagerie on the plot.