On nature walks, I tend to get caught up trying to remember the names of the flowers, the sea beans, the sea shells, the wildlife. Each familiar plant or animal gives me a friendly face to greet.
I’m never lonely in nature, even when I am alone.
But occasionally, the world seems too big, too crowded, too busy, too much. Sometimes, I need to shrink the world to recover the joy of getting lost within it. Micro-shelling changes my perspective. It narrows the world to only what I choose to focus on. Instead of seeking knowledge, I avoid it- and often find inspiration in the process.
Winter is forcing me to look up from the ground to find new blooms- monkeypod is a shrub, not an herb.
- Pithecellobium dulce flower cluster
- Pithecellobium dulce flower
Find more info here.
Although it appears purple in these photos, I couldn’t decide if it was blue or purple in the wild. The color seems to shift with the angle and amount of light.
Also called monkey tail. Find more info here.
Heliotropium curassavicum flower
Heliotropium curassavicum fruits
Formerly known as Kallstroemia cistoides.
Tribulus cistoides flower