Today it is bright and chilly but not bitter. Yesterday was beautifully frosty which even made all the dead leaves pretty.
Even though it is the bleakest time of year, well almost, there are always things to find. And not always what you expect in December:
As you can see most of the leaves are still lying around.
|This is my 'woodland area'. One tree and some ferns. It is very shaded in the summer. There is a strawberry flower right at the front.|
These are from the Magnolia tree and they do rot down very quickly in spite of being so thick and leathery. Even after a few months I found some lovely skeletons:
Here are some other things:
|A bit early, I think.|
|Hellebore buds - one of my favourite flowers.|
|Purple sprouting, it really is very tiny but welcome all the same.|
|It seems I don't empty my rain gauge very often. Now frozen solid.|