I took these frosty pictures last Friday. So often I read that we should leave dead seedheads on our plants as they look beautiful in winter and so often mine just look drab and untidy. Well last Friday they looked quite pretty, but only last Friday! Since then we have returned to drab and untidy.
Back to the frosty pics.
There was ice on the pond too.
Everywhere was gently sparkling in the sunlight.
I love the shape of these heuchera leaves.
Back to our visiting rook. I have never seen one at such close quarters and if he'd turned up last week he might have made it into my book! Sadly he missed the deadline. He looked a bit stunned at first but has gradually begun to move about more easily, had something to eat and drink and generally made himself at home. I say 'him' but I can't decide whether it is wearing trousers or coullottes.
He doesn't appear to be injured and I am hoping he'll be strong enough to fly tomorrow, and that he wont be got at by a neighbourhood cat during the night. He has walked all round the garden almost as if trying to decide if it is a safe place to spend the night. So far his favourite resting place has been under the bench at the far end under the conifer hedge.