Although this photo is taken in colour, when a monochrome cat sits on a monochrome rug, the result is definitely monochromatic! (I love Zorro in case you didn’t know.)
As we slip slowly into Autumn, the hibiscus seems to be telling me it likes this tropical weather. I love my plants, and if they have been a gift, when I look at them I always think of the person who gave them to me, bringing extra pleasure.
I cleaned up the area on the other side of the rose arbour, and was struck by the symmetry of nature. These two silverbeet plants self-seeded, and coincidentally are growing in the same location on each side of the path – couldn’t have planned it better myself! They stand like little soldier sentinels.
I love a good surprise, and this one was no exception. Wanting to get back into a good habit of composting, I took a container of vegetable scraps to put in the compost bin outside the laundry and wow, I was bowled over (only metaphorically, thank goodness). With no attention over the last month or so, while we were travelling, my compost bin suddenly became a raised vegie patch. I can see both pumpkin plants and tomatoes in there.
I compost somewhat haphazardly, which is why in a couple of months I will be attending a free composting workshop run by the local council, which will no doubt provide some fodder for another post.