As is usual for this time of the year, it was pitch black when I woke up this morning. Eventually, though, the sun decided to poke up his nose, and the sky began to turn.
Unfortunately, it didn't get much warmer. It took me twenty minutes to scrape the car and the thermometer was showing -10 degrees C. Nevertheless, the sky remained clear blue throughout the morning and I wandered out explore my frozen garden.
A few leaves are clinging on to the rose stems
and the pyracantha haven't all been stripped. (Nice bit of colour there Cheryl? :) )
There was colour in the clear blue sky too, though it is a bit of an icy blue!
The blackberry bramble is still nursing one berry which forgot to ripen
and the ivy is showing off its veins.
I still can't remember what this spiky seed head is called
but this is definitely a holly :)
For once, it's even managed to produce a few red berries!
You remember that leylandii from yesterday?
The one which was all lush and green!
The one which I said the blackbird would be perching on come spring!
He doesn't only perch in Spring, but at this time of the year he hasn't got much to say for himself.