It's Officially Summer.

I know this to be so, for a few days ago the sunflowers in the field behind my garden wall were rehearsing.  A few began to open and turn their heads with the movement of the sun.

Macro, field, 21 June 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
It is rather entertaining to see that a few are still yet to get the hang of the routine.  They are a little confused,  facing in the opposite direction, metephorically pirouetting left when the others are turning right.  I'm sure they will catch up soon enough.

Micro, Lichen, 21 June 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
On the micro scale - the amazing world that is lichen.

Micro - Lichen, 21 June 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
Isn't it just the most bizarre stuff?