It didn't take long as it's small and wet. But I went outside and saw a spider dangling in a web and thought I'll take a photo of that. Then on my way back inside I forgot all about him and walked straight through the web destroying it. I saved the spider though and put him in a tree. So I went out the front and saw Vinnie. He's the next door neighbours cat but our yard is the place for all the cool cats to hang. People come to visit and say 'oh you have three cats' and I say 'no, I don't have any cats'. Yet there they all are, lounging on the verandah like I'm the crazy cat lady from the simpsons.
The there was a "insert collective noun here" of butterflies. There was this one
And there was that one
Who just after I took this received a good smacking from Vinnie. So in my quest to take photos of insect life I actually destroyed two lives. Then I saw this one, who sat still for so long I did circles around him with my hand to make sure he wasn't caught in a web. Which I was willing to destroy if I had to. But it was just sitting.
Which is when I then saw the stupid birds. They used to nest in vines on the garage but Vinnie discovered them and risked life and limb to get to them. So they moved to this tree right outside the window. The first storm we have there will no doubt be fights over whose stupid idea it was to move here.
They don't even build a rounded nest – it's just a platform or twigs that somehow supports two babies. And a bird.
And then there was Betty. A face only a mother could love. Man, thats ugly.