Ċikwejra

A few days ago I came across an article on a photography magazine website about some photography lecturer who did not allow their students to use the kit lenses that came with their cameras, under the arguable premise that they’re poor quality. Yeah, I know, if I only had a dollar for every time I heard that statement. The article went to great lengths to … Continue reading Ċikwejra

Yellow Daisy

This must be the first time in a very long time that I’m actually sharing the last photo in my “still to blog about” pile. Of course, it did help that since the pandemic started I was writing more often (except the last few weeks). And of course there’s the perennial photographic drought over summer, when I find it harder than usual to feel inspired. … Continue reading Yellow Daisy

Żebbuġija

I think I have finally reached the last (plant) photo from that very productive session in Wied il-Għasel last spring. This plant took me a while to identify, because it looks so similar to other wild herbs in the mint family. (Or in other words, I hope I got this right.) Today’s plant is the Olive-leaved Germander, known in maltese as Żebbuġija (Teucrium fruticans). It … Continue reading Żebbuġija

Bużbież

Wild fennel is found throughout the Maltese islands. Some varieties grow several meters in length. They smell amazing, just like the edible variety whose seeds go so well with roast potatoes. Regular readers of this blog will have seen a number of photos of fennel over the years, usually when they’re flowering. This time, I focused on the collection of fruits in the flower-head (after … Continue reading Bużbież