One simple photo, so many thoughts!
This photo shows a young Hellebore in my back shade bed. It has a bud about to unfurl.
Looking at this photo my first thought is that I need to get the leaves off the plants in this garden. But wait, there's also a second strong though. Look at all that black gold!
Black gold is what some gardeners like to call compost. These leaves haven't composted enough to be black and crumbly but they are still valuable. I will be careful when cleaning these beds and all these nicely broken down leaves will be added to the compost heap.
Don't bag up and give away your black gold!