Parts of the pond were icy with fallen leaves frozen into the surface.
How do winter bedding plants recover from this?
Frost on leaves - making beautiful patterns.
Frost - not all of it like the usual short or long crystals that I've seen but some was like little fluted leaves.
Various frosty photos . . .
Frosty fluffy seeds.
Big leathery magnolia leaves - edges and veins highlighted with frost.
Frost crystals on the arm of a wooden bench.
Frost on the remains of some flowers.
It's really hard to believe that this stubble will be taller than me again next summer and covered in bright flowers. .
All that remains of the massive plants which had the incredible dark berries
Abutilon flower in the frost - I'm surprised these have survived this long.
Some of the leaves are looking extremely droopy though.
Colourful leaves muted with frost.
Oh these berries surprise me every time - so many of them this year - and such an extraordinary colour.
A pool of light.
Some little pockets of mist remained.
An abundance of acer seeds,
Buds like little candle flames on bare branches.
Lichen on a fallen twig
It seems like a funny time of year for buds to be developing.
Frosty cosmos seed pods with bright red contents.
More fluffy seeds and frost.
The mystery plant in the wild flower area.
Fabulous red berries.
Spindle berries in the sunshine.
Sedum looking very colourful underneath the frost.
More colourful leaves.
Thick frosty coating.
Looking closer at the leaf shaped frost crystals.
Leaves edged in frost.
Jerusalem sage (I think) - frosty highlights on the starry seed head compartments.
Hops in the sunshine.
Hips on prickly stems.
Clusters of red berries and bright leaves in the sun.
It was still quite frosty when I was leaving.
Thank you very much for joining me.