‘Bobbeltjies’ they are called in our family – ‘Little Baubles’, and how appropriate that I thought to feature them this week, because it was only whilst processing the pic that I saw the Christmas connection! The diminutive is important. The water drops give a sense of scale – each bauble is less than 2mm or about 1/16in. across. The flowers are so small that I’ve never seen a petal with the naked eye – but they can just be identified bottom right. The flowers are pink, the seeds ripen quickly to orange and then black. I have no idea what the plant is called, and whether it is considered a weed by some. (Any suggestions?) All I know is that to me it has always been a symbol of a happy garden, this willing little plant that makes so much impact with its small flowers and seeds daintily carried above bright green leaves. It finds its spot and compliments whatever might be nearby, the epitome of the welcome self-seeder!