I took these photographs in my Mum's garden in Bristol, early on Monday morning. It was a beautiful winter's day... bright blue sky, warm sun and crisp air.
Although the garden is small, there is plenty of contrast and texture. The rising sun cast a golden glow over the seed heads and berries in the border, while the rest of the back garden receded into the shadows.
The white berries are so striking aren't they? I think I'm right in saying they're sorbus... I saw something similar on gardener's world a few weeks ago. Now that we have our own garden, I watch this programme with much interest, obviously.
The verbena (again I think that's what it's called) looked so pretty gently illuminated in the warm light.
In contrast to the back garden where muted shades abound, there is an acer in the front garden. This small tree is a complete riot of ombre colour and it looked especially vibrant against the bright blue sky that day. This is one plant I would love to have in our own garden.
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow' and Tara's 'photo gallery'.