Monthly Archives: September 2011

Skywatch Friday :

Following on from last week’s post of the Swartberg Pass …  looking back to the gravel road we had travelled up the pass, the valley below (Oudsthoorn side of the Pass) and of course the beautiful blue African sky !!  … Continue reading

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I have a row of lavender

It’s in my back garden where I look out onto from my kitchen window.  Each bush is full of new flowers, buds really I suppose you’d call them, as they haven’t burst into those minute florets of lavender blues ..  … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday :

For more contributions to Wordless Wednesday go here and here I can’t help but add this little song …  all sung in a deep ‘hippo’ voice 🙂  “I’m a hippopotamus .. and there’s a lot of us .. swimming in … Continue reading

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Just flowers …

I have spent most of the weekend in the garden, which is bursting with colour!!!!  All plants are recovering from the heavy frosts we had over winter and I’ve had to cut back quite a few.  But generally it’s looking … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday :

Nearly at the top of Swartberg Pass … between Oudsthoorn and Prince Albert, Karoo     For more spectacular skies around the world visit Skywatch

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It’s private !!!!

Conversation between Connor and Bradley while I’m in the kitchen preparing lunch and they’re in the dining room … forgetting I have ears … and eyes … and can see them through the serving hatch !! C – I was … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday :

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The little girl and the naughty little dog

Once upon a time there was a little girl and her name was Erin … One day she came to visit her Granny and Grandpa who had a little dog called Jackie.  Now it so happened that Jackie was a naughty … Continue reading

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Teeny tiny .. ruffled and white ..

… those are the little roses clustered on arching branches of the white Banksia rose …     Have been playing with the 50mm lens again!!   My garden is bursting with spring/summer flowers  … so forgive me for taking more … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday :

Hubby and I will be here at the end of October … just for one night !! I won a prize of an overnight stay and to attend the 40th Anniversary of South Africa’s First Cap Classique – Simonsig Kaapse … Continue reading

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