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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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