If you saw these Navel oranges in the shops, would you buy them? Probably not. I was thinking about how we are brainwashed by marketing and sales to only want perfect looking fruit, regardless of how they actually taste. These are the start of our Washington Navel oranges, they look as manky as hell on the outside, having been battered by wind and scratched by a wire fence, but let me tell you, they are absolutely delicious, as sweet as can be and a delight to eat. The tree is loaded with them and we are very pleased!
I'm still trying to get a good photo of this beautiful RedEared Firetail male, fossicking amongst the limestone pebbles on the back steps. He is another lovely little bird and we are thrilled to see them in the back garden this year, previously they kept to the bush undergrowth.
Neo spends a lot of his time at night sitting in the window watching the creatures of the night that we can't see. I expect he has seen the fox roaming around in the dark more than once. It makes me wonder how often they are around.