Friday, 11 March 2016
Since she was intent on being a fairy, E seemed quite interested to learn that this shrub, with bright yellow flowers like little explosions, is called a Witch Hazel (Hamamelis). I wish now that I'd taken a macro shot of the flowers but, again, I was a little preoccupied with being granny... The bright colour is such a cheery sight in an end-of-winter garden. As I have said before, I am not a gardener but I do love exploring gardens. My family have lived in their new home since last July so each season that arrives is a 'first' for us all and it's wonderful to see the garden changing with the seasons. Despite their two cats, it abounds in birdlife. I saw a beautiful male bullfinch, only the third I have ever seen in my life.