Sunday, 22 December 2013

Nature's decorations


There has been very little frost in recent weeks.



This has meant that the trees and hedgerows are still laden with fruit, berries and seeds.



They haven't yet been softened and bletted by ice crystals,



and there's still plenty left for birds when things get colder.



Another benefit of this is that it seems as though the hedgerows are covered in hundreds of tiny colourful baubles.



The light was beautiful this afternoon - I ventured out with my camera during the so-called golden hour. Everything seemed to glow.



Far prettier than any tinsel.




Note: thankyou SO much for coming along to or helping to spread the word about Made and Found. It was a truly wonderful day. You can read Celia's post about it here.



There are no berries in this photograph but I do love this jackdaw.

Trees/plants in these photographs: cotoneaster, apple, privet, old man's beard (wild clematis), snowberry, rosehip, ivy, malus (?).

31 comments:

Selfsewn said...

Beautiful photos Emma
Have a lovely Christmas x

marigold jam said...

Beautiful - Nature is far better than all the plasticised bling one could buy isn't it? Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

Clare said...

Gorgeous thanks for sharing this
Clare xx

Chrissie Marshall said...

Such beautiful pictures and I to have a love of nature for my creations, just followed your blog. Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing more of your lovely photography

Katie Bedlow said...

So beautiful! I have bought some beautiful red berries on branches to add to my 'twig tree' arrangement in the front room but I have left all berries in the garden for the birds to enjoy! I haven't seen any Holly with berries locally though?! Obviously not been a successful season for them!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Katie

Celia Hart said...

Beautiful photos Em. I've just blogged about my walk this morning, not far from your cottage - but I got caught in a shower and found a treasure.
xx

silverpebble said...

Our comments crossed over C! I saw it. I covet it xx

...Nina Nixon... said...

So many beautiful berries - natures goodies.

Nina x

lp_ lisa said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. LOVE the top photo x

Julie said...

A bountiful garden and beautiful photos! Happy Christmas Emma, have a fab time xx

Caroline South said...

Such beautiful photos! Have a wonderful Christmas. xx

driftwood said...

oh just beautiful, nature decorates far better than we can.

CJ said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning Emma, how beautiful nature is and how wonderfully you have captured it. I hope you have a really good Christmas and a very happy and successful New Year.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful! :)
Happy Christmas Emma!
V xxx

Mrs. Micawber said...

Those ARE the best decorations! Thank you so much for the IDs at the end too.

Have a wonderful Christmas. :)

Frances said...

Nature has decorated those branches so beautifully...and they look spectacular against the clear blue sky in your photographs.

Congratulations to you on the Made and Found Event!

Best wishes you and yours for a very Happy Christmas and a great 2014.

(I can see all those berries turning into some beautiful silver earrings....)

xo

knitnrun4sanity said...

Beautiful photos. Wishing you and your family a very happy christmas. Xx

Gina said...

Happy Christmas Emma. Lovely photographs!

saffa said...

Such gorgeous berries Emma, I love these pictures :) You can't bet the beauty of nature! I'm going to go holly picking tmw night if the storm here goes, have a wonderful Christmas with your family, safxxx

Toffeeapple said...

As you say, so much nicer to see real berries.

Have a lovely Christmas. I look forward to reading your blag next year too.

Madelief said...

Dear Emma,

I hope the storm we are having right now will not damage those beautiful trees and bushes too much!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Sparkling New year!

Madelief x

Sue said...

Beautiful bright berries Emma. I have a large bunch of many-berried holly in a jug but the berries are beginning to drop.

A very merry Christmas to you and yours x

Pennyblossoms said...

Yes, nature gives us such wonderful tinsel-free decorations. As much as I love flowers the berries and seeds heads at this time of year are hard to beat!
Merry Christmas!
Z xx

julie said...

It was lovely to read that Made and Found was such a success - well done to all involved. Hope you have a lovely Christmas Emma and a very happy start to the new year, J xxx

Janine Marques said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend
Bless
Nina***

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Beautiful images Emma :)

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and a wonderful 2014 x

Louise said...

How beautiful! Yes, it seems like the birds will be doing well, food-wise, this year!

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