I was about to grab my phone and head out exploring in terms of this challenge (which should have been called PHONETOGRAPHY, methinks), when I observed that the weather was looking threatening and I had promised myself that I would start removing some of the silverleaf which is blocking our beach view. Thus I grabbed a chainsaw instead.
What may be seen above is just the tops of the trees, and one has to climb quite far up to cut those sections. As I finished the first part, fine rain started. By the time I got back inside the house, it was no longer fine. The best I could do about the photo exploration was open the glass door for an instant, with a gale and deluge promptly entering, take a quick picture, and slide it shut again. Then I had to remove the rain from the phone …
By way of comparison, here is a better-weather shot taken (normal camera) showing the chunk of tree which is no longer there. It may not look like much. It seems like much, indeed, after one has had to do the cutting – even with a chainsaw. Our neighbourhood consists of a lot of jungle, which is out to get us given half the chance!
Pity I wasn’t where the ladies of the household went for tea today. Apparently they were surrounded by a mob of mooching mongooses. We have them, but ours are rather shy, seldom seen, and leave the mooching to the monkeys.
As may be seen from a side-by-side comparison, the bunch on the left side of the earlier (second) picture has received a haircut. The first is taken from the bedroom doorway in a deluge, and the second from lounge patio to the right of that, and in better – if sunsetty – conditions.