Sometimes I think nothing is going on around here
and then I look and realize I have been missing things.
My expensive stick ( Edgeworthia / Chinese Paper Bush) that turned into a lovely shrub over the summer has become a decorated stick.
Its leaves have dropped to reveal silky white buds hanging down like holiday baubles.
These glow in the morning sunshine.
Things happen in the garden year-round in the south.
You just have to pay close attention to notice.