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!

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