Sometimes in the garden stuff appears and then it is gone. The black edge gave this small clump a slightly sinister look.
Then the yellow of the hedge in front was again quite eyecatching, more so ,in fact, than if the sun had been out!
The bronze dogs and the stone lion added more interest against the hedge but note that the ground floor windows have not had the gilding treatment!
But hey, who needs to paint their windows gold when nature has its very own golden flowers…