Apparently this is my 900th blog. I haven’t been counting but Mr WordPress has, which is just as well as nine hundred is a lot of counting. Who would have imagined that there could be something new to see, something fresh to say, 900 times? More to the point, how long will it be until I run out of words to write and pictures to take? Not quite yet. So to celebrate this milestone I present you with some flowers. These may look a little insipid and nondescript to the uninitiated but to me and my gang they are very exciting. These tiny translucent stars belong to Pseudowintera colorata and it is the first time this slow-growing New Zealand native has flowered at Cliffe. Hopefully, if the bugs do their bit, these will become red berries, ripening to black and in turn presenting us with another new event to share and ruminate on. I love a bit of rumination.