Upside down trees reflections in the pond - slight ripples.
I only noticed that the Strawberry Tree (Arbutus Unedo - I think) is producing new fruit because the raindrops hanging on the little green berries were sparkling in the sunlight.
Two shrivelled leaves hanging onto the acer at the top of the steps.
Around the corner a robin was singing beautifully in the magnolia tree somewhere above my head. I stood for some time trying to see where it was before realising it was just a few feet away from me.
A few new green shoots peeping out from under the brown leafy carpet and the dying ferns.
Spiky seed pods.
I really like the combination of old papery hydrangea blossom and new green leafy growth.
An old leaf trapped in a thorny cage.
It's such a shame that the hellebores hang their heads so low - it's well worth a look under the petals . . .
. . . at their delicate speckled patterns and crazy middles.
The flowerbeds are looking very colourful - specially the top one now that the plants have filled out quite a bit more.
I stopped to photograph the raindrops on the euphorbias. I didn't realise till I got home and looked at the photos properly that I had caught various insects in the plants. A dark, winged insect was hiding in this one.
A little green spider was crawling over the top of this one . . .
. . . and a little grasshopper creature lurked in this one.
Raindrops on flower with tube-like petals.
Plump round red berries.
Oval berries like tiny beads - some shiny and some becoming wrinkled.
Back to the pond - still waters.
Delicate stems by the pond.
Thank you very much for joining me.