catmint spring garden update, october 2012
These photos are taken with my new camera, an award winning compact three quarters DSLR, Olympus EM5. I gave up on my Nikon because I found it too heavy and too restricting to always have to use a tripod. So I traded it in for a compact Lumix point and shoot, but then found that too limiting, so have now bought this one. I'm not usually so consumerist, but with the blog, photography is gradually becoming a passion.
At the bottom of the garden a heap of feathers suddenly appeared. How they got there is a mystery. Was a bird attacked by a cat? Were two birds fighting? When I see one feather, I regard it as a pleasant souvenir. Such a number of feathers, though, seems ominous and I imagine the outcome for the bird or birds concerned was not particularly positive. Hopefully though, my imagination is too vivid, and it is a simple case of spring moult.
|Varying degrees of wildlife|
|Yellow Banksia Rose|
|Viola Tricolor Johnny Jump Up|
With this post I'm joining in the popular Garden Bloggers Bloom Day meme, hosted every month on the 15th of the month by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.
These Borage flowers have completed their soft, seductive, pretty, flowery phase necessary to attract pollinators. Now they have started the next phase in the deadly serious business of ongoing survival. They are producing seeds that look like tiny missiles. They will shoot these seeds into the damp soil to grow the next generation of Borage plants.
|2 plants that make themselves at home in the garden: self seeded |
perennial Euphorbias and annual Forget Me Nots.
|Views from the tree house|
|Pink Californian poppies, Forget me nots and Society Garlic|