01 January, 2009

New Year

Holly berries. I couldn’t let the whole Christmas and New Year season pass without a picture of holly, could I?

Ivy berries. Not as pretty as holly, but invaluable if you’re a hungry bird in late winter

Winter tree

Seedheads of wild clematis (Clematis vitalba), otherwise known as Old Man’s Beard

Chestnut buds, as fat and brown and sticky as Christmas dates.

Best wishes for the New Year to all of you.


Kailana said...

I think it has been a very long time since I actually commented on your blog, but I do read it! Happy New Year!

Carla said...

Hi Kailana - nice to see you here, and Happy New Year to you!

Gabriele C. said...

Happy New Year.

Pretty pictures. :)

carolwarham said...

Lovely pictures Carla. Best wishes for 2009.

Carla said...

Gabriele, Carol - thank you, and best wishes for 2009!

Lady D. said...

Happy New Year Carla! I look forward to reading your blog in 2009!

Carla said...

Lady D - thank you, and the feeling is mutual!