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A walk-about in my garden

Let’s see if I can squeeze in a post before my space runs out on this site. But oh my goodness .. I have carpel tunnel syndrome in both hands and it’s getting worse.  It’s come and gone over the … Continue reading

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White sand and blue water

As hubby and I were walking down the path to our bungalow during our recent holiday at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, the sight of the dunes against the blue water of the river was stunning !!   The sun must … Continue reading

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A few photos from Elaine’s baby shower

A diversion from Umngazi posts and pics (they will be back!)  I have been a busy bee lately, hence lack of communication via my blog… one thing has kept me occupied has been organising and preparing for Elaine’s baby shower which was on … Continue reading

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And then the rain came

Since my last post a few days ago we’ve had rain, rain and more rain, consisting of  steady light rain petering down to a guti (a fine drizzle) interspersed with several heavy downpours.  My garden is soaking it up!   Or should … Continue reading

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My spirits were lifted

After our usual early evening walk with James to the veld (greenbelt) the other day,  I felt quite disheartened walking back home down our road.   We used to have a pretty tree-lined road with neat verges of different styles of plantings, whether plain lawns … Continue reading

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Another butterfly …

This time a tiny one –   ‘ African Grass Blue’  –   on a Jasmine leaf Genus : Zizeeria knysna Family : Lycaenidae They’re quite common in our garden but never still enough for me to take a photograph.  He must be sleeping !! … Continue reading

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Connor’s sunflowers

A few of years ago, my grandson Connor planted tall sunflowers which were … tall!!    .. and he was thrilled !    He has green fingers .. whatever he plants, always grows ! I thought it would be fun for him to … Continue reading

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A rainy weekend

After really hot weather we’ve been experiencing lately, soft soaking rain over the weekend has been very welcome.  The change in the weather started off with a terrific storm on Friday night with lightening and thunder which sounded like a … Continue reading

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Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

A new bird in our garden !!!   And a New Year !!   Well ..  actually he was perched on the telephone wire yesterday, which is close enough to the first day of 2017 ! Wished I had a super duper lens to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year : 2017

I don’t make New Year resolutions but I must say my blogging is slacking.  I need to get my act into gear and do something about it 😉   I do still take photographs, mainly of flowers in my garden, so … Continue reading

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