Some of the hellebores here were photographed in late February. The other things are all captured in time on April 16th.
Several years ago I made some bead adornments for the quince bush next to our front door. That bush has been trimmed and pruned several times since them, but I have left the branch that holds the beads. Colored copper wire was wrapped and coiled, magatamas were strung through some green glass beads from India. The assemblages have held up very well over time, but the branches are now not growing any more. Thought I’d photograph them for posterity – and they are fun to enjoy in April when the quince is in bloom!