All succulent plants, cacti included, are original underwater plants. It took a long, long time to evolve from plants immersed in water to plants that have to store water to survive. But they have still a significant resemblance with many plants that grow in the sea. For us the reason to dedicate a small area in our garden to this heritage.
Living at the edge of the village has its advantages. Our street borders a stream (“Vlei” in Afrikaans) with an abundance of winged wildlife. Every morning I let the dog out and we are greeted by ducks, seagulls (the ocean is only a few kilometers in bird flight) and other birds I don’t know the name of. People jogging or on their way to work, etc. Rain or shine; it’s always wonderful and there are always ‘subjects’ to photograph. This serie of 10 begins with a duck in full flight and ends with our border along the wooden fence.