This week’s Discover Challenge asks us to ‘share a series of photos or sketches that focus on different details of a larger scene’. I hope these pictures qualify. I was at RHS Harlow Carr garden recently when I saw these fresh spring blossoms emerging among bare twigs. The yellow lichen helped to create a lovely mix of new and old.
Some of the leaves were waxy and new, but winter’s dried up beech leaves were still clinging on in places.
The light was fading, adding an unusual copper-coloured glow to the background: another gift from nature, gratefully received.
The blossoms had an unreal quality, as if they were floating in the air. Their message seemed clear – spring is here!