On a cold, grey morning I went into Sheffield city centre.
One area that's popular for office workers and shoppers taking a break is the Winter Garden adjoining the Millennium Gallery and Exhibition Centre.
Everywhere the city is decorated for the Christmas season and the Winter Garden has several themes - traditional, tropical and magical fairyland.
All the tropical plants are beautiful, but the one I find fascinating is the Captain James Cook Pine (araucaria columnaris) with branches that grow in a star formation. The paper sculpture of a deer looks good beside this group of pines.
Elsewhere large paper flowers and butterflies add a splash of colour and there are little surprises as fairy folk have made their home for a while in the garden.
The Winter Garden is open in the evenings when the plants are illuminated and I'm sure that with the new decorations the place is magical. More photos of the miniature world of the little people in my next post.