Thursday, 7 December 2006
I'm stuck at home today and will be most of tomorrow too. I had a wander around the back garden (more accurately, I picked my way between the weeds). It's all happening out there. The Hakea (I'm not sure what species) is smothered in little white blossoms, which are attracting every bee in the neighbourhood (native and introduced) as well as most of the flies and hoverflies. I've tried to take close up photos but the Hakea's rolled up leaves are very effective at keeping large vertebrates at bay. It's an absolute bastard of a shrub. But every time I think I might chop it out, it puts on a glorious display and the insects swarm in.