Rainfall in a drought-stricken land.
Whispers in the night
Dying leaves now susurrate
How I have missed the soothing sound of rain falling, especially in the middle of the night.
My trusty Canon captured Nature’s special effects: Raindrops frozen in spacetime.
In the background you can just make out the pink blobs that are new blooms on my camellia bush.
post script: I just love the word susurrate: meaning, of leaves or wind, making a whispering, rustling sound. Definitions and origins can be found here: susurrate – susurration.
Energy freely given
While we might be short of water, and other things, here in the Western Cape, one thing we are not short of is – sunlight!
post script: Sunlight always makes me think of this beautiful song written by John Denver in 1971 and performed by Andy Williams; so let me share with you “Sunshine on my shoulders”.
What are you doing?
Don’t you know that winter’s just
Around the corner?
post script: For those of you who are a little confused, I live in Cape Town, South Africa; the Other Down Under; and now we are in autumn.
When life gets you down
Take a walk on the wild side
Commune with Nature
Gem Squash 1
Pointy golden girl
Spreading yourself everywhere
You know you’re a Star!
I found this unusual yellow star flower growing by my air plant. On closer inspection, I realised it was growing like a creeper out of a pot on the stoep.
Gem Squash 2
What is it? It’s a gem squash plant. My husband took a seed from a gem squash he’d eaten, stuck it in a pot and voila!
Gem Squash 3
– Yellow star flowers and teeny tiny gem squash in the making!
Subtly tinted hues
Glowing in the summer sun
Delicate first blush