I climbed up the crunchy path to the top of the hill and the sun, low in the sky, was just peeking over the top.
This is the best time of year to see the beautiful shapes that the trees make. Their branches are twisted and gnarled and their trunks are knotted and patterned.
|This tree had a belly button!|
|Tiny palm trees|
|Pretty red spore capsules on this moss|
|The frosty remnants of some Earthtongue fungi|
|A small deep red bracket fungus|
|Huge bracket fungus - looks like a giant fir cone|
Lots of pink snail shells were lying in the leaves, their vivid colours standing out against the stark wintery colours. Very pretty!
After having a good look around the top of the hill, I headed downhill to Narnia ....
Out in the open, the frost was much heavier and had turned it into a winter wonderland.
|I wonder if this is Dark Mullein - I must look out for |
it here in the summer and see if there are any Striped
Lychnis moth caterpillars on it
|A newly created, frost free mole hill|
|The moles had been busy|