I’m rather ashamed to admit that until this year I rarely took any notice to the natural world around me, even that which was growing in our own back yard.
As the year rushes ever closer to its end nature seems to take a rest, well deserved, with just a few hardy plants and flowers offering any colour.
Berries seem to be thriving at the moment.
Those purple berries I mentioned last week, terrible pic, but that colour!
It has been rather awe inspiring to see how the tiniest of seed can thrive and grow. The sheer determination to survive is amazing.
Even as they begin to fade and die off I’ve been amazed at how beautiful their colours and structures remain.
What a beautiful, colourful year it has been!
I really am glad to have found this linky, not just for the inspiring photos, or the gorgeous days out but because it has really inspired me to not only keep our own gardens flowering, but it has really prompted me to take the blinkers off and actually see and appreciate the world around me.
Can’t wait to see what next year brings!