Behind the kitchen we have a slope, the remains of where the building plot was cut out of the land. It looks rather mundane and uninteresting, but I absolutely love this slope. It’s packed with unusual (weeds) vegetation, creepy-crawlies and other visitors. From the kitchen window I can watch birds and lizards foraging and have spotted the occasional snake.
However, best of all is to go out there with a camera, usually with a macro lens on, and find inspiration.
Some things are tiny, like this flower, but they’ll appear larger in my designs.
The choice of greens is a treat.
Even the dead and dying are of interest.
Some visitors stop for a second.
Others forage for a meal like this monitor lizard.
And others are so delicate and jewel-like you could wear them!
And of course there are always lots of interesting smells and things that need checking out by Toni.
When she’s not resting!