I have always loved Bromeliads as a group of plants. As epiphytes they found a new way to live in the space already being taken up by another a plant. The shape of their leaves means the little pools of water that accumulate at the base not only provide water for the plant (in some species) but also provide homes or nurseries to all kinds of other creatures such as poison arrow frogs in the rainforests of South America. Not least they are also so very striking to look at and of course to take pictures of.
Today we took a trip to visit some more family for the Christmas season. Since things have been such a whirlwind I haven’t had a normal Christmas, which I like actually. I have found it is the abnormal ones that are the most memorable. Since I spent most of the month giving stuff away I didn’t really want anything, but I did get this as a present, a 21 year old bottle of Scotch.. which is pretty damn sweet in itself and makes a cool picture too!
This was a picture I have long wanted to take.. Since I was around 1o years old my childhood pets were these two newts, Ron-tu and Fig are their names and after 20 years they are still going strong! I have tried to take many pictures of them but they never looked very good through the glass or through the water, except for this one of Ron-tu.. don’t know what it is about it but it is a though someone painted him on canvas. 🙂