Monthly Archives: January 2012

Veld flowers

A handful of veld flowers from the greenbelt this morning  … Pretty !!!    The ‘grass cutting chappies’ have only cut along the river bank which makes it easier for walking dogs.  I shall make the most of the wild flowers … Continue reading

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It’s the simple things …

… like tripping over the sticking-up-corner of a doormat with a washing basket in arms … seeing yourself falling … trying to soften the blow on the hard bricked floor by stretching out one arm  .. twisting in order to avoid hitting … Continue reading

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Rain this afternoon ..

Having had quite a storm this afternoon, the sky is still dark and gloomy which reminded me of the rainy morning we had at Leopard Mountain (forgive me for always going back to this game lodge, but I took many … Continue reading

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An interesting guided walk at Leopard Mountain .. Part II

Walking further up the hill to where it levelled off, Ivor pointed out a clearing which indicated that it had been inhabited long, long ago … There are still signs of habitation on the concessions, Leopard Mountain being one,  as I mentioned … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday :

Tawny Eagle – Leopard Mountain Game Lodge (Dec 2011) There he sits … on the left in the tree For more spectacular skies around the world visit Skywatch

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Veld grasses … and a dragonfly

Cutting of the greenbelt, close to our home, has began after the holiday season so I gathered a bunch of grasses and flowers on my walk this morning before it all disappears under the whizzing of blades … Jackie is happy, … Continue reading

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An interesting guided walk at Leopard Mountain

We didn’t see many large animals.  Only zebra, giraffe in the distance amongst trees and the odd warthog .. but I found it so interesting, having never been on a guided walk with game rangers.    And yes .. born and … Continue reading

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