Here's the first batch of my photos, a half dozen in no particular order.
|Akebia vine, hanging over the gate.|
The Akebia vine comes originally from Korea and Japan. In its usual form, with dark red flowers, it is known as the Chocolate Vine. The white-flowered variety is less common.
The vine produces a sausage-shaped fruit, with a mildly sweet central section. The outer casing has been used as a vegetable, although it is said to have a slightly bitter flavour.
|Some pinkish flowers, some white.|
|Caterpillar on a sunny rock|
|One of the ferns, freshly unfolded.|
|Sleeping stone Buddha. Tired out from drumming?|
|I photographed this tulip centre because I loved the colour. I didn't notice the fly peeking out from the side until later.|