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Snowy apple

Snowy apple

More from the late November/early December wintry spell. Most of the apples from this tree had fallen and were hidden under the blanket of snow.

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Larch

Larch

After the first snowfall at the end of November, a breeze was moving the branches of this small larch in West Park just enough for a gentle blur on this hand-held shot.

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Old man’s beard with snow

Old man's beard

This is the time of year when old man’s beard should be looking like whispy white hairs which give rise to its name.

But not, as here at the end of November, when snow is resting on all exposed parts of the plant.

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Is this a maple?

Maple (?)

The vivid colour of the leaves of this tree mark it out as non-native.

Maple (?)

The tree was still brightening up its corner of West Park despite the frost and snow at the end of November.

Maple (?)

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West Park bandstand in the snow

West Park bandstand

Pictures taken at the end of last November,the second one a few days after the first when more snow had fallen.

They are such wintry pictures that they seemed right for today.

Happy new year!

West Park bandstand