I know it’s Saturday, but today instead of a link post I’m doing part two of the photos I almost displayed as a Friday photo. Each of these photos was good enough and interesting enough to go in, but got pipped by something just a little more perfect for the season, the week, the stories I had to tell. Some I only set aside because I was able to promise myself their story was worth a separate post of its own. So here’s part 2 of 2013’s “also rans”.
November 2013. The geometric structure of an Asteraceae flower revealed.
November 2013. November is harvest month. These chickpeas weren’t quite dry enough for harvesting for storage, but I could have made fresh hummus with them.
November 2013. I pulled out the peanut plants when they died off at the beginning of winter and was impressed at how many peanuts were on them. They were a bit raw and fresh to eat so we left them to dry. And forgot about them. I found this one tumbleweeding across the patio in November.
November 2013. I liked the pattern made by the lime tree’s shadow on the barley mulch in late-mornng sun.
I very much liked this closeup of the Red Flowering Gum’s flowers as they began to open, but chose not to use it as it didn’t convey the effect of the whole tree or the truest red flowers.
November 2013. The pelargonium sidoides is flowering. It’s out in the “only water if you happen to remember and feel like it” area so I almost missed its flowering.
December 2013. I was struck by the shadow of the Kalanchoe against the fence. We only get light through there at this time of year when the sun is far to the south of west.
December 2013. These flies were too involved in what they were doing to be bothered flying away when I looked at them, so I got the camera quite close.
December 2013. My daughter found this grasshopper. I don’t know if it’s the same one we keep finding. It has a damaged leg I presume from the cats trying to catch it, we’ve rescued it from them at least once.
December 2013. I love the colour of Orange Morrison or Verticordia nitens. The flowers are wondrously intricate, which is why they are also called featherflowers. This is a midsummer and autumn-flowering plant.