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This is our twentieth MM—it certainly doesn’t feel like that long since we started! Since we’ve begun, I find I’m noticing more around me, the little details, and I’m always on the lookout for something interesting, or seeing it in a different way. It’s also helped me get to know my camera and I feel my photography has improved since we started.

My photo comes from Margaret River last week, where the fringe lilies (Thysanotus patersonii) were in abundance. They never fail to captivate me, with their rich colour and, of course, their fringed petals. I find it difficult to believe it’s naturally occurring—the fringe looks like frayed cotton, as if someone’s deliberately pulled the threads at the edges to give it a grunge look! But it proves to me, once again, how intricate and wonderful nature is.

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Monique’s veggie garden has been taken over by pumpkins—she may or may not have thrown some seeds in there a few months ago. A patch of strawberries has also seeded under the pumpkins, protected by the bigger leaves of the pumpkin plant. The strawberries there are better than the ones growing in her dedicated strawberry plot, which is a target for slaters. It reminds her of parenthood, and the way we protect our children as they are growing up, and well into adulthood.

Later, Monique’s strawberry contributed to a delicious dessert: meringues topped with mango gelato, and home-grown strawberries, nectarines and blueberries.

I just love the simplicity of the shot.

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Midweek Moment is a weekly photographic project in which Monique Mulligan and I team up to share our favourite photos on our websites. It’s a way of stretching ourselves creatively and a nice distraction from writing. Click here for more of our Moments.

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