Mahonia Japonica Blossom - December 2020
I've failed to take any pictures again this week, so I'm going back to my image archive to pick a selection of photos from December last year.
First and foremost is this shot of the wonderful Mahonia japonica bush, which always has a good number of flowers showing at this time of year.
Viburnum Buds - December 2020
Next are these colourful flower buds from a Viburnum bush, which eventually open up into a cluster of small white blooms with pink edges.
Droplets - December 2020
Rain is never far away at this time of year, and last year was no exception, with this hedge holding onto quite a collection of raindrops.
Wet Ivy Leaves - December 2020
These Common Ivy (Hedera helix) leaves had burst their raindrops, and were covered in a thin film of water.
Ivy Berries - December 2020
The Ivy berries themselves were still in the formation stage, and would take another month or so to appear completely.
Hydrangea Bract - December 2020
Finally, there were many Mophead Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) bracts to shoot, but none had reached the photogenic skeletal stage yet, which was a shame.
So this week I went with Mahonia Japonica Blossom as my Image of the Week simply because it was a colourful flower in an otherwise pretty drab looking garden...