The things in Nature that catch my eye often do so because they are beautiful or unusual, be they very large or very small, occurring by nature or by nurture.
Early morning, after a rainstorm the night before, this humble garden begonia flower cluster was truly ethereal, backlit, and still holding a crystal drop or two.
But equally eye-catching was this lone fungus standing tall and proud, smack in the centre of a pile of cow manure.
It can be the shy ones like these Native Violets, smiling up at me as I step carefully though the shaded grass.
Or it can be the boldly coloured and unmissably large, like the fruit of this palm!
And some are simply extraordinary, like the fleeting blooms of this cactus plant. As pretty as proteas, they glow as if filled with captured sunlight.
The parent is as tall as a tree and inhospitably knobbly and spiny, and yet it produces such brief beauty, to catch the eye for an evening … and then fold up, and die.