Category Archives: rain

A weekend in the Central Drakensberg

Moving on from our idyllic holiday in the Transkei, hubby and I spent a weekend at one of our favourite spots in the Drakensberg … Champagne Castle Hotel. As usual, I’ve taken more than enough photographs!!!   Majestic mountains are like the sea.  One … Continue reading

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Dark clouds loomed over Umngazi

… as they are today at home- hopefully to bring rain.  There is a chilly breeze though so we may not get rain .. typically autumn.  Winter is not far off sadly This was on our first day at Umngazi which … 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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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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Old World charm in the Midlands

Three years ago, on the eve of Elaine and Bryan’s wedding, our two families gathered at Rawdons Hotel for drinks in the pub and patio.  It was a perfect way to meet up with friends and family members, some from … Continue reading

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Rain in January

So .. January is coming to an end.  What a month it’s been! Firstly, our little Maxie passed away suddenly and completely unexpected.  I miss him. I miss him terribly 😦  We all miss him so very much. Secondly, we had … Continue reading

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Max and the garbage collection

For some time Max has not been well.  We put it down to the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing.  Time after time, visits to the Vet end up with a clean bill of health.  Even at puppy training we were … Continue reading

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Flowers despite the lack of rain

Despite the lack of rain for this time of the year, I do have some flowers in my garden.   Water restrictions were implemented a few weeks ago therefore, besides others, gardens can only be watered from 6pm to 6am.   Not difficult if … Continue reading

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Some flower pics

We are getting rather desperate for rain.  We had a short sharp shower a few weeks ago and since then there’s been nothing !!  And to top it all, we’ve had really hot weather!!   Yesterday the wind blew and dark clouds … Continue reading

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Patterns and circles

We had a lovely short downpour the other evening, filling the dips in the garden as well as giving my garden a decent watering.   Being on sloping ground, it dries quickly so any rain is most welcome.  I sat on … Continue reading

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