27 November 2009

Small pleasures

The sun came out after a wet morning and made jewels of the berries of this European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). I can almost forgive the plant its noxious, invasive, non-native nature when it sparkles in the sunshine. The glistening effect proved difficult to capture with a camera, but this photo came the closest:

The other picture which pleased me today was this one:

Any guesses as to what this shows?

UPDATE: Here's the bigger picture: it's a seedhead of Queen Anne's Lace.


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Amanda .. how are the chickens doing ? .. I try to capture that glistening drop thing on my trees/shrubs too and it is very difficult, but that was a great picture ! .. I don't know what that other plant is .. but it certainly looks interesting ! : )

Amanda said...

Joy - the other chickens are fine, thanks. They're still laying, so they haven't been too traumatised by seeing one of their number being killed!