I should have posted one of today’s pictures for the current Photo Challenge theme, but it is actually late Autumn here, of course. Nevertheless, it was a magic day which saw me in the pool first thing, and as soon as I had collected young R from playschool we headed for the beach with the pack of ecstatic pooches. The water was lovely and warm, and while I scoured the wave-line in a despairing search for shells R went to the highwater mark. Soon she called me casually to show what she had found. Her first completely unaided discovery of a cowrie! It was a pretty one with spots. I asked her to show me where she had come upon it, and she led me there. I promptly pounced on another.

  Then I did some ‘pruning’ of an enormous wild fig which is trying to cover our pool, and after removing some large branches with much sawing I gratefully took another swim.

  I haven’t been posting for a few days – what time I have found in between juggling with instruments of the orchestra has been taken up with visits and comments. Anyway, I now have three themes orchestrated, and a fourth composed – this was for goblins, and gave me a lot of hassles because it insisted in coming out as a complex tone-poem instead of something kids would identify with easily. I think I have now struck the happy medium (punched a laughing psychic?).


  What I have grabbed hastily for the Summer theme is a picture taken in the height of that season at Makaranga, showing some bromeliads and orchids thriving out in the open with a green backdrop. I think it is a pleasantly summery shot. 

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. A lovely spot in the garden!!!


  2. paul says:

    I really need to get out more with my camera. Seems I’ve missed most of the autumn colours already. The nice yellows, reds and browns have already lost those nice hues that photographers love.
    But a great picture you have here.


  3. evea192 says:

    What a great looking log?


  4. granny1947 says:

    That log looks like a hand holding the flowers!


  5. Ruth2Day says:

    that is a stunning photo.


  6. gipsika says:

    TAG! Blogged you… btw absolutely gorgeous those orchids & bromeliads.


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  10. Lovely pic, very pretty!


  11. A nice concept for garden. Lovely.. And fabulous summer representation…


  12. Granny Blossom says:

    Now that is the kind of garden feature that I love!


  13. Gorgeous flowers. You seem to live in paradise, Col.


  14. adinparadise says:

    Well done to little R on her find. Cowrie shells are so beautiful. Those gardens at Makaranga are certainly worth a visit. Great summery pic. Hahaha @ the laughing psychic. 😉


  15. Tilly Bud says:

    You haven’t missed much by being away – except gremlins, white screens and comments refusing to post.


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  18. Gobetween says:

    It makes me desire the feeling of the hot summer sun on my skin, I feel a little cold this morning 😉


  19. Colline says:

    A beautiful shot – and I love the flowers.


  20. It’s a lovely summery shot!


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