A Slope of Inspiration

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.

The Kitchen Slope

However, best of all is to go out there with a camera, usually with a macro lens on, and find inspiration.

Colourful creepy-crawlie

Tiny flower

Some things are tiny, like this flower, but they’ll appear larger in my designs.

Ferns

The choice of greens is a treat.

Leaf Shapes

Even the dead and dying are of interest.

Dead Leaf

Seedhead

Some visitors stop for a second.

Butterfly

Others forage for a meal like this monitor lizard.

Monitor Lizard

And others are so delicate and jewel-like you could wear them!

Forest Lizard

And of course there are always lots of interesting smells and things that need checking out by Toni.

Toni

When she’s not resting!

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11 thoughts on “A Slope of Inspiration

  1. It’s amazing how much more I actually see around me now that I love to take photos! Those leaves are so green & such an interesting shape! And as for that little lizard (not the HUGE one!!!) – so pretty!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicky. I think it’s interesting how photography does increase your observation, for me so often that’s about texture or contrasts. Lizard love on this blog!

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