Walking to and from work, past the front gardens, trees and shrubs that line the streets, I have to keep stopping to investigate everything. Its all so marvellously unfamiliar.
I mean, obviously I recognise species like frangipani and jasmine, but there is so much that is – frankly – weird. There’s a tree which I had merrily christened ‘the bottlebrush’ because that’s what the flowers look like… I’ve just looked it up on t’interweb and was delighted to discover that it is actually called “the Bottlebrush Tree”! How cool is that?
And the birds are a wonder, too. I can’t wait to find one of these:
a Frogmouth. Just look at that expression. Bless.