3 Card Spread

  • Ace of SummerAce of Summer
    A palm tree, and a ficus tree, in Kingaroy, Qld. A vine, a twining tree, or a goanna? Either way, what a challenge it faces, to climb the other tree. But it doesn’t seem to have any problems with it. Nothing can faze it. It will try anything, to get where it needs to go. No idea is too silly. No challenge is too difficult. Determination always seems to get it there.…
  • Five of SummerFive of Summer
    A birdsnest fern in my garden. Five new fronds. Each of them unfurling, with a common aim. To get to the light. This is nature. Survival of the fittest and all that. This is a battle. It’s war. Even though the whole plant may benefit from the light absorbed by each frond, and by the water it catches, and the debris it holds, the fronds that reach the sun will be strong and hardy, while those that are left behind might become damaged, torn and crushed in the struggle. They may all be on the same team, but only one of them can be the star. It’s time to beat your teammates about the head to ensure that only you…
  • Seven of SummerSeven of Summer
    A male satin bowerbird (ptilinorhynchus violaceus) and his bower, Girraween, Qld. A bower bird stands proudly in front of his bower. His bower that’s openly decorated with stolen property. He’s a thief, this bird. A cunning, smart, selective thief. He only takes what he wants, but there’s no robbing from the rich to give to the poor here. This all for his own vanity. The best dancer with the prettiest bower will seduce the prettiest female. Looks is all he cares about. He isn’t going to be bothered with your feelings. If you’ve got what he wants, look out. He’ll look at you with his beautiful violet eyes and snatch it right out from under your nose if you’re not…