But there's a new project in the offing which involves the University Botanic Garden, so there we convened last Friday morning for a spot of recon.
I had my poetry head on and was maniacally snapping interesting shapes and fractals.
A forest of them is enthralling.
Not triffids ... bananas!
Worthy of Georgia O'Keefe's attention, I think.
This is Dazzle. Striking how the patterns recall the underside of the ferns in the greenhouse
This is Threshold.
Luke Jerram is colour-blind. The hedge reads IS THIS RED?
I also liked the bench that had been built as if it were a reflection.
Talking of which, this was my favourite artwork. It's called Upon Reflection. I caught an unexpected glimpse of it and it had a striking impact.
Jerram calls it a comment on the UK's current state of flux, and it does change as you view it from different angles. It made me think of global warming.
Elsewhere, nature was showing off its own installations.
Talking of optical illusions, I can't help but see a flock of dark red birds when I look at these.
It was quite exhilarating to fire up the old synapses.