Last weekend we had a big family gathering at my sister-in-law’s house; she has a wonderful garden so our rather bare patch at home is off the hook this week!
These photos were taken quite early in the morning; there had been a heavy frost but the Winter sun was working it’s magic before my eyes as I wandered around with the camera. Here’s a few of the things that grabbed my attention and made me linger long enough to lose the feeling in my toes…
How would you feel having this view from your back door every day? I love the contrast of the deep shade and the bright patches that the angle of the sun creates here.
Frosted rose bloom – a reminder of just how recently the mild weather ended this year.
You could be forgiven for thinking this photo was taken midsummer.
Not seen as a thing of beauty by many, but with my allotment hat on I couldn’t resist including this one. I have to confess to some serious compost envy here; mine is nowhere near as good!
Winter pansies outside the kitchen window – such a cheerful little plant. Look at what the low sunlight does to their pastel petals – magical.
A visiting minibeast hitched a ride indoors on a piece of garden greenery – ladybirds are normally hibernating at this time of year but this one was clearly feeling quite sociable!
My early morning stroll was a solitary one – the kids were still lounging inside in their pyjamas – but later that day they couldn’t resist the call of the garden either and all trooped out in wellies and big coats for a mad chase before tea. They needed to let off steam without adult interference so I didn’t intrude with the camera, but as I watched them I was reminded how an open space never fails to energise kids – or adults too for that matter.
I’m joining in with Annie’s #HDYGG series at Mammasaurus.