18th July 2021 It rained a lot in the night again, but we are not quite as submerged as this picture maybe suggests! Raindrops always fascinate me and this is simply rainwater caught in a spiderweb. Spiderwebs are neat too, of course. My camera finds pictures in the simplest things. These are grasses blowing in … Continue reading Surprises
He's at it again. Grant is cooking curry. His new favourite thing, apparently. Not his fault I am super sensitive to just about everything including cooking smells. I don't know when this happened to me or why. When I was a kid in SE Asia, we encountered all sorts of weird and no so wonderful … Continue reading Flaura and fauna
A very pretty orange butterfly flitted past my window as I gazed out looking for inspiration. It drew me into the garden where I soon acquired some 165 photographs, none of them of a butterfly. These are not yet fully in bloom, obviously, but I think they are almost prettier at this stage, just as … Continue reading Garden tour
Bird's foot trefoil A few days ago Lawn Man turned up suddenly and went whizzing around. I was quite pleased he hadn't come the week before as scheduled, because with the extended dry weather, my so-called lawn had mostly curled up and died. I had been wondering if Lawn Man would come anyway offering the … Continue reading Decimation!
Milkweed. Before I came to live in Cambridge, I had no idea what it actually was. I think I had heard the name, but I had no reason to care. Then I learned that Monarch Butterflies depend on it. Apparently, it's the only thing they live on. To most animals, milkweed is toxic and as … Continue reading Gardening -101