Resting Raindrops

10th December 2020

Resting Raindrops - December 2020

It was a bitterly cold morning for my photo shoot in dad's garden this week, and my aim was to complete it as quickly as possible.

There had been a hard frost, and as it melted it left behind tiny water droplets everywhere. My favourite was this larger droplet that appeared to be clinging onto adjoining leaves trying to escape the inevitable drop.

Web of Orbs - December 2020

A little further along from the large water drop was a spider web full of droplets of all shapes and sizes.

Ivy Berries - December 2020

Next my attention was drawn to the Common Ivy (Hedera helix) berries that were beginning to form.

Budding Mahonia - December 2020

The Mahonia japonica bushes continued to provide the majority of colour in the garden, and there were quite a few buds still left to open.

Bright Jasmine - December 2020

The Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) flowers continued to gain momentum, and had spread amongst several other bushes in the garden, where hopefully they'd keep flowering well into next year.

Weighted Down - December 2020

The Pyracantha bush continued to confound me. It was now absolutely heaving with berries, which were weighing the branches down until they almost touched the garden lawn. I had no idea why the Blackbirds were shunning them this year, as they looked perfectly edible to me.

Feral Gathering - December 2020

Meanwhile up on a rooftop, the Feral Pigeon (Columba livia) population was keeping a careful watch on my every move.

Splash of Colour - December 2020

Finally a splash of colour with a hearty voice serenaded me as I went about the garden. This was the first Robin (Erithacus rubecula) I'd seen for quite a while, so I was pleased to grab a shot of him.

So this week I went with Resting Raindrops as my Image of the Week simply because I was intrigued by the large water droplet...