Wintertime vegetation, with its bare branches and drab brown shades, is not really my favourite. I’m more of a spring blossoms and autumn leaves kind of girl. But when you make an effort to stop and look, nature rewards you with unexpected splashes of colour and intriguing textures, even at this sombre time of year.
A denuded pomegranate tree with some remaining fruit
The pomegranates, split open, provide ready sustenance for Toledo’s birds
I have no idea what kind of tree this is, but its thousands of cascading seedpods give it a compelling texture
Again, I’m clueless as to this tree’s botanical classification, but the clusters of yellow berries are very attractive, especially against the blue, blue sky
A close-up of the glistening bunches of berries
And another one 🙂
If any of you happen to know the names of the last two trees, please drop me a line.