Tiny oval berries hanging like bright little beads.
Here come the daffodils.
Such a tiny flower, covered in water drops. I didn't even notice the bud to the right, till I saw it on the photo later.
More tiny flowers - these are on a low shrub almost invisible from above as they hide under the leaves.
What a lovely scent coming from the mahonias.
I stood for a while to watched this tree, which still hasn't lost all its leaves. as it swayed in the breeze.
The bank in front of the little hut is flecked with snowdrops just opening
and tightly closed daffodil buds.
Korean Pine cones. The one on the right has lost a section.
Strings of tiny buds.
Lost toy reclining in the leaves.
A clump lichen in a bed of pine needles.
A closer look at another little clump of lichen
For some obscure reason I thought it would be a good idea to go up the hill. I was surprised to find it reasonably easy getting up there but coming down was another matter. A very light drizzle had started and everything was becoming more slippery. I decided to tackle the steps but they're far too deep for me so I came very carefully down the slope next to the steps - aiming for the nearest tree. The first one was full of holes.
It looked such a long way down.
The next tree - and still a long way to go.
Getting there slowly.
Looking back at how far I'd already come
and how far there is still to go.
It was quite a relief to get to the bottom safely.
By now it was raining quite hard and I made my way back to the gate pausing briefly to photograph the dripping fungus
and some shiny red tinged leaves.
Fish swimming beneath raindrop circles.
Thank you very much for joining me.