Winter Berries

9th January 2020

Winter Berries - January 2020

After a few weeks of not having much time to spare for photography, I finally managed to get out into dad's garden with my camera earlier this week.

Unfortunately, given the time of year, there wasn't an awful lot to point the camera at, but I think I found a few interesting subjects.

My favourite of which were these Common Ivy (Hedera helix) berries which had been in production for quite some time, and which were still in various stages of development.

Winter Catkins - January 2020

The Twisted Hazel (Corylus avellana 'Contorta') tree continued to produce lots and lots of Catkins, and it wouldn't be too long before they were ready to release the pollen contained within them.

Winter Honeysuckle - January 2020

A new flower to the garden this week was the Winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima). There were only a few blooms so far, but the smell was already fantastic, and I couldn't wait for the branches to become laden with flowers.

Winter Jasmine - January 2020

The Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) flowers continued to appear, although this year they appeared to be dotted around all over, rather than being concentrated in one place.

Winter Mahonia Blossom - January 2020

The final few blooms of the Oregon Grape (Mahonia japonica) bush were beginning to fade, which was disappointing, as in previous years the shrub had continued to flower well into February.

So this week I went with Winter Berries as my Image of the Week simply because the berries seemed like the most photogenic subject in the garden this week...