Despite the (mainly) warm winter, I haven’t noticed that the snowdrops are flowering at any different time than usual.
This was my best attempt at trying to catch the moment when the branch stayed still between the gusts of wind.
There were probably about 100 geese altogether in this flock feeding round an oak tree in a cornfield near Berkswell.
They are part of a flock descended from feral birds which now live a few miles away at the Marsh Lane reserve near Hampton in Arden.
The leaves of a foxglove and other hedgerow plants with a heavy coating of frost in the cold spell earlier this month.
Male flowers from a Garrya ellpitica bush and a hazel (last picture).
The disused canal wharf near Horseley Fields looks particularly desolate at this time of year.
Umbellifers covered in frost near Compton lock during the icy spell earlier this month.
This gorse bush, growing on the far bank of the Birmingham canal yards from Horseley Fields, was flowering even in the middle of winter.
Directly above Compton lock, the mist was rising from the canal so strongly it looked like steam condensing over boiling water.
Taken from the same position as the picture in the previous post, but turning to look in the direction of Meccano bridge.
The first of three pictures taken by the Staffs and Worcs canal near Compton lock. There was a wood fire on this narrowboat, the smoke merging with the mist which was rising from the canal under the morning sun.
A coating of frost on the upper surfaces of these buddleia seed-heads and leaves.