The gardens seemed bare but full of promise. The massive trees that had provided such an impact of autumn colour last year, were on a completely different scale to the delights of this winter day:
These were the tiniest cyclamen I have ever seen.
This little robin was incredibly tame and had I had any crumbs, he would have eaten from my hand.
He was hopping around, in and out of some tiny fungi, hugely interested in what we were doing!
I couldn’t resist getting my camera right down into the thick of things.
Colour wise, these cornus were the stars of the show.
I have some of the red ones in my front garden but I will definitely be on the look out for these amazing orangey/pink ones.
Or perhaps some yellow or green ones. They added a welcome burst of colour and texture to the gardens.