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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Paradox

Although June / July is the heart of our winter, we seem to be having unusual weather for this time of the year. The days are warm and in the region of 50 degrees with the nights not falling much below 15. The result is that although some trees and shrubs have turned to autums colors, others are now getting new blooms on them.
Around the corner, the one shrub is heading for winter while the yellow one next to it is getting new flowers.
This is a grape vine once again surrounded by beauiful green plants.
Not 5 yards away, this lemon tree is bursting into flower.
The Golden Shower does not seem to know what season it is either and is full of glorious flowers which is attracting the bees.

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