Moss growing in a plant pot. The most ordinary thing in the world, you might think. You might even want get rid of it, to make the pot look tidier.
Please don’t! Not before you’ve had a careful look at it anyway.
Moss green. Green moss. With the sun shining on it. It’s beautiful, calming, cool and soothing.
If you look very closely at it, you could almost imagine yourself in a primeval forest.
A miniature world right there in your garden!
There was a lot of small-bird activity in the garden yesterday. Here are two of the pictures I managed to take (through the window, I’m afraid, so not as sharp as I would have liked).
Two pairs of mandarin ducks out for a late-afternoon paddle. The males seem to be guarding (hiding?) the females.
A closer look …
(They were careful to hide behind some branches!)
Late afternoon in the Peak District.
Or, rather, some blue flowers I saw at a garden centre!
How can it be so long since I last posted? Already, the darkest days of the year have passed, making way for tentative signs of spring.
I saw this witch hazel last weekend when we went for a rare family stroll in the park. Beautiful wisps and shreds of yellow, and a surprisingly strong, sweet fragrance.
The view through my windscreen as I sat in a car park. It has its own kind of beauty.