These Strawberry plants in their Autumn colours were photographed mid-afternoon on a sunny November day - in other words, just before it went dark! (It gets dark here at about four-o-clock these days).
I'm particularly proud of this next photo. I really like the contrast of the deep russet leaves with the murky black background.
Here are the same Strawberry plants a couple of days later, mid-morning, after a sharp frost.
This is a close-up of the fruits. I somehow don't think they will ever make it to maturity!
This is one of my Curly Endives in the bright sunshine (with a bit of Parsley muscling-in on the shot).
Here's the same Endive on a frosty morning last weekend, with its leaves outlined in ice crystals.
The Cavolo Nero is interesting in any conditions: above zero...
or below zero...
Like many other bloggers I know, I tend to treat my photographs as a pictorial garden diary. This is one of the reasons I take so many photos. It helps me to gauge progress, especially in relation to a similar crop in a previous year. In addition to the photos I also keep a simple list of sowing dates. I keep meaning to enhance this with the addition of harvesting dates - but I never seem to get round to it, because there is always something more interesting (or more urgent) to do!