Category Archives: Nature

A Green Wholeheartedly on Two Hemispheres.


The current photo challenge invites one to show that It IS Easy Being Green! Absolutely.  All I had to do for these three illustrations of the point was to travel to the UK in winter, where things remain green regardless, and to … Continue reading

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Things are all Sweetness and Flight


Following up on my guavadilla post, here is how to set about exploiting the fruit. A pointy teaspoon is ideal for scooping away from the sides to extract pulp and pips without disturbing the spiky pith (which is still OK to eat, but … Continue reading

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Some Roads I Have Been Taken With …


… and the photos taken of the roads taken, for this week’s photo challenge of The Road Taken. © March 2017 Colonialist

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Spied on, Identification Parade, Point of Interest, and Chick Lit to get Fired up after.


Last night I got spied on by this Cream-striped Owl Moth Cyligramma latona. They are quite shy, so I was pleasantly surprised that it stuck around for long enough for me to go indoors for my camera. One second after I … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Calling Card


A previous post told you that An ibis is ‘tops’ with poo-pat; The proof on this screen Shows where one has been, And indicates how they do splat!  © December 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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A Rhinoceros at the Pool


Pools and schools have figured largely in my life just lately. Take yesterday: in the morning was R’s prizegiving event at her school, and after that we shot off to get my Yacht Club (on the edge of a pretty … Continue reading

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Vertical sex site meant, and tiny garden.


Responses to this week’s Photo Challenge are all going to be on a Tiny scale. Firstly, here is some romance … well, sex, actually … in small measure.  The millipede takes her firmly in his arms … well, lots and lots … Continue reading

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