I’m in the thick of granite country here in Stanthorpe. I was looking for a photographic project to get me walking again after a lazy few weeks. Granite boulders in the rolling landscape seemed a perfect idea. So I drove off on Saturday afternoon, and scrambled through roadside grass to shoot granite. There was no shortage of boulders, but as always it was the surprising and unexpected that charmed most.
Not mighty harmless boulders, but small carnivorous sundews, a field of them, across the black water in the roadside ditch: a carpet of bright pink discs dotted with viscous moisture. They were thick at my feet most of the way to the boulder assemblage I was seeking. The green one is pretty certainly Drosera glanduligera; I’m not sure about the pink one. Both feast on insects, and my camera obviously feasted on them.