Tags » Close-ups

After the rain

After a refreshing downpour, the perfect leaves of our Nandina domestica – or holy bamboo – glisten with raindrops.

Interestingly, it is not a bamboo, despite its name, and I read today that all parts of the plant, especially the bright red berries, are toxic… particularly to cats and grazing animals. 21 more words


Capturing the light

Cape gooseberries grow wild in our garden, the seeds no doubt dropped here by birds. I learned, tonight, that Cape gooseberries are not in fact indigenous to South Africa, but that they originate from… 72 more words