Over the last couple of weeks we have had some very variable weather. There have been some very cold nights (-5C), followed by frosty mornings, and some bright sunny days with blue skies, but also a fair few grey days with a biting Easterly wind bringing flurries of snow. I have made the most of some of the sunny intervals to capture a few photos for the blog.
I like the sunlight and shadow effect in this one, taken mid-afternoon on one of those bright sunny days. The shaft of sunlight coming round the side of the house bathes that group of pot-plants in mellow gold, while accentuating the deep shadows behind.
The shadow of the Rosemary plant almost matches the pattern on the pot behind it...
The temperature fluctuations have not suited my terracotta pots. I noticed when re-arranging them that several have cracked and shed large shards of material.
Fortunately it seems to be just the cheap ones that have succumbed - none of my favourite ones, or the glazed ones (so far...), but I'll certainly have some re-potting to do when the weather warms up.
I like this photos too. It shows the first leaf from one of my new "Timperley Early" Rhubarb plants beginning to unfurl.
Earlier I mentioned the "biting" wind. Well, some of the plants are biting back. Notice the teeth on this little Pulmonaria (Lungwort) flower!