Mum’s fuchsia bush in the front garden is a shadow of its former self during the winter, but there’s something wild and even pretty about it when the sunshine hits. Because the house faces out towards the coast along the West, when the sun breaks through, it’s beautiful and it’s great for the plants as it means they get tons of sun when it’s needed the most.
So when some much needed winter sun was peeking through the clouds last week, I got my camera, and headed outside to get some photos of the fuchsia bush in its winter attire. Funnily enough, as I was taking these photos I looked across the road and the houses hedgerows opposite were full of house sparrows, which was lovely to see! At least the birds seem to be doing well.
Even though the branches and stems are bare, the sun lit them up in these pretty, soft, natural colours.
The sunshine was stunningly gorgeous, and so warm too!
There’s something nice about seeing the plants, which seem dead on the surface, lit up in the sunshine like this as it almost seem to breathe some lift back into them, and I can’t wait to see the fuchsia bush covered in its lovely flowers and leaves come spring again.
It’s easy to assume, and I do it myself, that the world goes to sleep and hibernates during winter. I often worry that I won’t be able to photograph as much when the colder months come along, but over the past few years, winter nature has shown me that there are many beautiful moments outdoors to be seen, even on the fuchsia bush without it’s bright pink and purple flowers, it’s still pretty when it’s bare in the sunshine!
Linking up with Jen for Photo Friday.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!