But there were still lots of treasures to find, these anemones and this pot both in a friend's garden.
And I find there are some patterns that always attract my eye: shadows on paths, and the infinite variation in colours and shapes in woodpiles.
My friend and I realised we both seem to have a fascination with stones- perhaps harking back to Celtic origins.
And to finish- a 'bridge to nowhere' in a changing garden.
Shadows, woodpiles, stones and bridges- themes I seem to return to...