While people down south tweet pictures of divers wild flowers still in bloom, here on the Boggy Brae, north of 56º, actually blooming flowers are reduced to a few scrappy remnants of Common Cat’s Ear (Hypochoeris radicata).
I still haven’t cut back the multiple suckers of the old plum tree gone wild. I’m quite enjoying their colour:
Some of the summer-rampant stems of Greater Bird’s-foot Trefoil (Lotus pedunculatus) are still green. The top of this stem is a metre off the ground, supported by a tangle of honeysuckle stems:
It and some still green fern fronds have sometimes caught evanescent rays of winter sunshine during this period of soggy dark winter weather: