WARNING - there are photos of spiders later in this posting, so if you don't like spiders you should probably skip this one.
When I was in Brisbane over Christmas, I spent a bit of time wandering around the garden with my camera and macro lens, looking for interesting things to photograph. I love finding patterns in interesting plant foliage and flowers, and I also like spiders and other creepy-crawlies. I know, I'm a bit strange :-)
Anyway, I'll start with some of the plant photos I took, so as not to startle those people who don't like spiders.
This orchid was in bloom, with lovely sprays of gold and purple flowers. I love the complexity of orchid flowers.
The colour of the flowers on this bromeliad is so striking - the pink stems really stand out from the powdery mauve buds.
And now, transitioning into insects and other critters. I love these little blue butterflies. They actually have a 'false head' at the back end of their wings, complete with false antennae. When they're sitting still they will often wiggle these around, hoping to persuade predators to go for that end instead of the real head.
Next time, back to some spinning and knitting progress photos.