Did you spot the Ladybird lurking in amongst the spines? Better watch out, Ladybird, you might get buried alive!
The colour of the Dogwood leaves is at its best now:
And the contrast between red leaves and white berries is very pleasing.
Likewise the contrast between red Dogwood and purple Cotinus leaves:
Some of the Dogwood leaves are yellow rather than red / orange:
So many of my photos at present have raindrops on them! (Hardly surprising though).
The purple Cotinus foliage is developing its characteristic "Tiger-stripes".
My last photo for today is of a hardy Geranium. Well, although it's called hardy all its leaves die off and the plant remains invisible below the soil surface during the Winter months.