The first sunny day in ages! So I thought I would take advantage and capture a few hints of spring at Leicester Botanical Gardens. I was particularly looking for colour in the otherwise neutral colour scheme that nature seems to have taken on in the winter months. I was also looking at names of trees, shrubs and flowers that these particular gardens seem to have rather well labelled.
The sun captures the green of a covering of moss.
Some kind of Fungi protruding from a large oak tree.
A reflection of the beautiful blue sky in a bird bath.
Unfortunately the cactus house was closed!
A Quince Tree.
A few fallen Quinces.
A monkey tree...The only tree monkeys can't climb!!
Some helpful information in the herb garden.
A lone berry adds a splash of colour.
Another splash of colour from a small shoot ready to grow.
More shoots basking in the sun.
The last few pines cones clinging onto a pine tree.
The flaking bark of Betula Ubilis.
Bright red berries contrast the vivid leaf green.