Photo 101 ~ Day Eight: Natural World & Leading Lines

From an urbanite who worked in the banking district, to a follower of Mother Nature in “hicksville”, how different can one’s lifestyle be transformed?

No public buses, no smog, 10 minutes walk to Nature Reserve …

Nature

River estuary where salt water mixes with fresh water and at times brings up the playful dolphins.

Purslane ~ edible weed, rich in vitamins C, E, potassium, omega-3

Purslane ~ edible weed, rich in vitamins C, E, potassium, omega-3

It took me 4 years to observe, watch for seasonal changes & now I’ve actually become a weed watcher. When they pop up and run (well, spread) amok, it’s an indication that Spring is near.

(I must have killed thousands of poor seedlings, weeds & heirlooms, in the learning process of trying to grow an edible forest.)

The next sign is when Malabar Spinach (which reminds me of those ‘bloody’ tubes while donating blood!) start germinating and popping up, then I know that Summer is heading my way.

Malabar Spinach, which is not really spinach, is a tropical vine & loves warmth.

Malabar Spinach, which is not really spinach, is a tropical vine & loves warmth.

Then comes the beauty of Fall – the dew drops, the longer lasting blooms, the sprouting of cool weather vegetables.

Refreshing dew each morning

Refreshing dew each morning

Now, winter is a different story … you win some, you lose some, depending on the mood and tantrums of Mother Nature. Fortunately she’s been kind the last winter and we only had 3 frosty bouts. She warmed up early and all are happy, me included.

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8 responses to “Photo 101 ~ Day Eight: Natural World & Leading Lines

  1. Some very nice colors. Mine are mostly cold and white.

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  2. What a wonderful transformation. Beautiful environment.

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  3. More great shots!

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  4. Wonderful colourful images accompanied by an interesting narrative. You have the WOW factor.

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