Over on his Photographic Challenge Blog Carmi has challenged us to find and photograph leaves.
Well, that was quite a challenge! There isn't much in the way of new leaves around here, Spring having taken one look and gone back inside!
There is nothing on the willows, nothing bursting forth on the sycamores and the beech hedge in the Park is still in its winter covering.
However, I managed to find some shoots on our Golden Elder, although normally they are far more advanced!
And the Honeysuckle was trying hard!
In the border, the Aquilegias were springing forth, good old stalwarts they are!
(and I'd better start getting the buttercup out before it takes over!)