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nature and nurture in suburban spaces

A fuchsia to depend on: A feast for the eyes and the birds

Known as the Tree fuchsia, because of the shape and colour of its flowers, this plant is adaptable, and can be a multi-stemmed shrub or a huge evergreen tree, depending on its growing conditions. Continue reading “A fuchsia to depend on: A feast for the eyes and the birds”

Transient life of a drifter on the wing

 

The threadbare wings of this butterfly are evidence of the transient nature of its life.   Continue reading “Transient life of a drifter on the wing”

Focus

As I focus on this Red Tail moth, it appears to be focusing in turn on my camera lens. Continue reading “Focus”

The understorey: The tale of the White Starred Robin

Once upon a time, not long ago and not far away, a White Starred Robin visited our garden pond. If I had the powers to understand the language of robins, what might I learn? Continue reading “The understorey: The tale of the White Starred Robin”

Precision

The tiny flowers neatly arranged on pale blue stalks combine to form long plumes of delicate blue. Continue reading “Precision”

A woodpecker at the window

It wasn’t just a discrete little tap, tap, tap on the window frame, it was a very loud and insistent hammering. The first time I heard it early in the morning I thought what an inconsiderate visitor this is. It must be an emergency. Continue reading “A woodpecker at the window”

Inseparable friends

Ella, the younger cat, adores her special friend, the elderly cat named Pip. Each is a close friend to me, but the friendship they share with each other is touching to witness. Continue reading “Inseparable friends”

Wild Dagga: Cheerfulness in early winter

Bringing good cheer and nectar in the late autumn and early winter, the Wild Dagga’s bright orange flower clusters, arranged vertically on segmented tall stems, brighten wild grasslands and gardens alike. Continue reading “Wild Dagga: Cheerfulness in early winter”

Ephemeral fungi

These delicate fungi appear suddenly, when the temperature and humidity are just right. Continue reading “Ephemeral fungi”

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