Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Carmi's challenge this week is FLASH OF COLOUR.

This dark-leaved heuchera, a glorious plum colour, was planted to offset the paler green of the Sedum behind it. However, a sneaky Welsh Poppy decided to give a "flash of colour" to the arrangement!

Bullfinches are rare visitors to our garden,possibly because although our garden backs onto a park, we are really fairly suburban round here, and also they are less common now anyway. So we were delighted to see this pair (the female is on the right) arrive at our seed feeder. I was quite pleased with the photograph, as my camera has not got a brilliant zoom, and I was shooting through the glass of the kitchen window anyway!

But the male made a really great splash of colour in the winter garden.


Little Nell said...

I’ve always loved heuchera and you’ve captured that lovely coppery shading beautifully. Lucky you to get bullfinches in your garden!

Bob Scotney said...

The pink breast and black head of the male bullfinch is a sight I never tire of seeing.
We usually see them in January and in May just when the apple blossom is in bud.