After a rather long absence from home, I am finally back in Melbourne - and while it is great to travel, it is also great to return. Thanks to all of you who commented while I was away and hope you understand why I may not have responded as quickly as usual. Normal service will now be resumed!
I'll start with a simple post that shows a plant that used to grow in the walls outside of my home in Somerset - this is the Ivy Leaved Toadflax, a plant with such a wonderfully silly name I am almost obligated to like it!
I have recently (i.e. about 10 minutes ago) found out that it is not native to the UK, which surprised me, and that it has a rather splendid way to make sure its seeds find their way into cracks in which they can germinate. Once the flowers of this plant are mature and have set seeds, they start to grow away from light and into any areas of darkness around them. And this often means that the seeds are shed in dark and damp places where they grow. Sounds like a wonderful adaptation.
You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro. SM