A juvenile Green Shield bug which was residing in an allium seed head.
Leaf of Melianthus major, or Honey Bush. I grew this tender shrub from seed last year and because it has been so mild, it has survived the winter. Not only that but there is a flower bud! I have only seen the flower once before, on a previous plant I grew that didn’t survive several cold winters.
I rescued this little beauty from the garden today and brought it inside to photograph, out of the wind and rain – raindrops on snowdrops.
These raindrops glistening in the sunshine on the leaves of Melianthus Major caught my eye this morning; it looked as though it was covered in jewels. It was difficult to pick one image over the others, but I chose this one because of the reflections in the water drops.