Category Archives: plants

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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Fun with a macro lens

I love taking macro photographs.  My old Panasonic takes very good macro pics, but I have advanced two cameras since then, my current camera being Canon EOS 600D.  Taking piccies with the macro setting hasn’t worked for me.  Hubby bought … Continue reading

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Winter garden

While taking photos of our little bundle of mischief, James, I cannot resist capturing flowers in my winter garden as well.   We haven’t had much frost yet but there is cold front on it’s way and temps are predicted to drop End of … Continue reading

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My lemon tree is dying

I thought it was dehydrating from growth of lichen which is spreading no matter what!   I’ve sprayed and sprayed.  Small patches grow to larger patches.  It started on the trunk and has spread upwards into branches and twigs Lichen … pronounced ‘ liken’ (American English)  or ‘ … Continue reading

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Walking in the Berg

Hubby and I arrived in the rain at The Cavern, Northern Drakensberg, from the Midlands.  It rained most of the night and by morning, even though cloudy, the rain had stopped.  We had had visions of spending most of the … Continue reading

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Seabed flora and pebbles

Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa : http://www.umngazi.co.za On our last walk on the beach, having encountered cows and more cows, a runaway horse, and birds, hubby and I discovered that the tide was very low and attempting a ‘sea crossing’ … Continue reading

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Lunch at 96 Winery Road

Hubby and I have been to 96 Winery Road  many times over the last 11 years my Mum has been in the Home in Somerset West, and not thinking, this time, I didn’t take decent photographs as I have taken … Continue reading

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