A saunter from West Kilbride to Largs started out in wintry-bright weather but gradually got more dull and grey. So it was heart-gladdening to come across these tiny blooms on the section of the Ayrshire Coastal Path between Hunterston Castle and Fairlie. Remnants of last autumn provided a russet-brown backdrop. By setting the macro lens on my Nikon D300s to f8 I managed to sufficiently minimise the depth of field to throw it out of focus, while use of a very weak flash helped to isolate the flowers. I always think that these wee harbingers of spring mean that the new year is well under way. Soon be Christmas!
This is my 63rd "Picture of the Day" in Glasgow’s "Herald" newspaper.