Category Archives: winter

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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Throwback Thursday : highlights of 1981

Seems so long ago!!  Both Jeanette and Carl now at Big School !! Mum and Dad had farming friends who encouraged my Dad to plant maize (mealies) at the bottom of their one acre garden.  I am pleased to report that his crop … Continue reading

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Ho hum .. what to blog about next !

No more travelling for the time being, until our next visit down to the Cape, mainly to see my Mum.   We are thinking of going down by car again and possibly down the Garden Route, as we did a few years … Continue reading

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Ice skating maybe?

No early morning swim for the birds! This morning, with temperatures dropping dramatically to minus something-or-other, both birdbaths were frozen solid!  I find the second pic fascinating as its frozen in waves.   I wonder if its because it’s smaller and … Continue reading

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Spending a few days in the Drakensberg

  Hubby and I have been to The Cavern, a friendly family hotel  over the years, the last time being February last year when I celebrated my 60th birthday with all our children and grandchildren.  That was very, very special! At that time, mid-summer,  it … Continue reading

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Just for a change .. flowers and snow !

Signs of spring poking it’s head into the icy air, in my garden, after the unusual snow we had on Tuesday  .. Still need to prune some of the roses in my garden, including this one .. Last time we had snow … Continue reading

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Winter has arrived

A wind blew yesterday bringing a cold front from the south.  The normally clear blue sky clouded over and by afternoon it was cold and grey 😦    Overnight, the clouds disappeared and the air was icy. This morning, when I looked out of the … Continue reading

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