Tuesday 17 December 2013
A touch of winter colour
I've just been for a wander up the hill, and though I didn't push myself, I managed quite well. It was lovely to see Black mountain with a little flock of clouds drifting above it, and I could just make out the Bronze Age cairns along the ridge stretching back towards the Amman valley.
On the way back down, I picked the above. From left to right - some lichen from a branch, such a pretty jadecolour though it doesn't show up well here. Its name escapes me - Em, Ragged Robin? Below it, amazingly, a Celendine leaf! Picked at the side of the lane by our paddock and demonstrating it is still quite mild for winter. Then what must be the last Red Campion of the year. Then a lemon and lime Ivy leaf with a rosehip at its shoulder, 2 little oak leaves still clinging on to a vestige of green and above them the rosy leaf of Tutsan. Then two colourful bramble leaves.
A slightly closer picture showing the gorgeous ruby and lemon of the bramble leaf.
Anyway, I have a dental check up today so I had better make the most of my toothbrush . . .