The photo challenge from the Daily Post is Anticipation. At this time of year I, like many other people, am anticipating Christmas. I am later than usual with this post due to activities connected with Christmas. The weekend was filled up with a family visit and the service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
On our travels we spotted some plants pointing towards the future. At this time of year many Mahonia plants are already in full flower. For the one I snapped in the car park of a popular garden centre in Ambleside, the best is yet to come.