The sun touches the elder
and the blackthorn is stark against the sky;
the buddleia has lost its senses
and a magpie pauses.
Best of all, the ivy berries have turned black for Christmas. I didn't think they'd make it but a few have managed to turn in time.
All's well with this little bit of the world.
Hope all is well with you too.
Have a very happy Christmas and a happy, hedgeful 2012.
(All photos were taken today, December 24th 2011.)