We have a stand of ornamental grasses in the garden that we leave through the winter as they have seeds for birds and hollow stems for insects to overwinter in. They will be cut down in a few weeks but this evening the low golden light lit up the seed feathers from within. Beautiful.
Every year we wait for the snows to melt around the end of March and for the snowdrops, that have been waiting below, to emerge and start to flower. Every year, I say that I have enough photographs of snowdrops to last a lifetime and then … well, in this case, and then glorious warm evening sublight happens and here are the 2020 snowdrops to enjoy.
The rabbit(s) have been around the garden most of the winter, mostly making use of the brush piles etc we provide for them to shelter in. So far they have not nibbled on the bark of our younger trees and shrubs so as far as we know we have not lost anything yet. These Eastern Cottontail Rabbits don’t burrow but make scrapes in the ground to rest in – rather like the European hares do. This pose very much reminds of the famous painting of a hare by Dürer.