Until July 2017, documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say! Meanwhile . . . I've now moved to Halifax in West Yorkshire. Click on the link below to collect the new URL. Don't forget to follow there!

Saturday, 24 December 2011


Christmas Eve.

The sun touches the elder

and the blackthorn is stark against the sky;

the buddleia has lost its senses

and a magpie pauses.

Best of all, the ivy berries have turned black for Christmas. I didn't think they'd make it but a few have managed to turn in time.

All's well with this little bit of the world.

Hope all is well with you too.

Have a very happy Christmas and a happy, hedgeful 2012.

(All photos were taken today, December 24th 2011.)


Looking for Blue Sky said...

Very atmospheric - another side to the festive season x

Rowan said...

Merry Christmas Lucy!

Toffeeapple said...

Another lovely post, so glad that you caught the black Ivy berries.

Merry Christmas Lucy!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Merry Christmas Lucy...lovely pictures!!

PatioPatch said...

Black berries at Christmas! - lovely images Lucy.

As a townie, I for one look forward to many more of your countryfile writeups. Happy New Year for 2012

Laura x