Out and About – riding shotgun on a delivery. Old Mining Headgear. Johannesburg in the background with Hillbrow Tower on the far right. On the way to the flower market. Joe Slovo Drive- formerly Harrow Road (pre-democracy) bordering Hillbrow to the right with the round Ponte Building (residential flats) in the background. Hillbrow, once a … More Bits n’ Bobs
Red-Throated Wryneck. Told you we’d get a front view! Photographed early this morning by Ems. I was still in bed! Cape Wagtail. Photographed Friday Streaky Headed Seedeater. Not the best shot but the first time I’ve seen this species the whole year. Greater Double-Collared Sunbird. Not sure of the ‘thing’ on its beak. Doesn’t feature … More Watch the Birdy
Spotted Joker. Byblia ilithyia, An infrequent visitor to the Ark’s. Photographed bright and early this morning as I was ambling up the garden path. Hottentot Skipper Gegenes niso, visits the Lavender. Baxter and Ella. Species of Twig Wilter. Japanese themed Anniversary Cake. The feathers on the Crane’s wings were individually made from fondant and assembled. … More Bits n’ Bobs. – Boing! Spring has Sprung.
So, I’m at my computer when I hear this never-heard-before bird call, and anyone who like birds will guess my reaction. Out the chair grab the camera and run to the garden with the words ”What the hell is that!!!!!” on my lips. After identifying where the call was coming from – the large acacia … More Watch the birdy. New Species!
Continuing with my toilet roll seedling experiment. The roots of this butternut seedling have pushed through the damp cardboard and it’s now ready for planting out. Tomato seedlings coming along nicely. Butternut in seed modules. Sunbird visits a Strelizia. One of the chickens may be suffering from what could be Merek’s disease ( a … More Bits n’ Bobs
Yes, it’s true!!! An estimated 115,000 plus health and care workers have died from Covid 19. You read that correctly boys and girls, 115,000. That’s the equivalent of a commercial airliner crashing with no survivors every day for the past 17 months. Or …. 1.5 times full capacity inside Old Trafford, Manchester United’s stadium. (Though … More Great future prospects in the healthcare industry!
For my religious friends here in Blogsville ….
A few years ago I began growing lavender at our spot and now we have an abundance. Aside from the plant’s fragrance and its looks, it is water-wise, grows easily, and requires almost zero maintenance once established. It attracts all sorts of insects, is a favourite of the bees, and the lavender planted at the … More Leading you up the garden path. Lavender and …
I have always understood atheism to simply mean: A lack of belief in gods. Or for the sake of simplicity and cultural context – God. Until recently I’ve never bothered to investigate it beyond this point and I would certainly never assert: ”There is no God!” Although some do, apparently. But why on earth, after … More A-theism is …?
”Saturation.” White Bellied Sunbird at Strelizia. Photographed yesterday afternoon.
Garden Commodore photographed this afternoon. Nice to see them back again. My garden experiment. In an attempt to do away with seed trays I am having a go at planting in old toilet rolls. Add a little potting mix, sow the seed, gently pressing it into potting mix and cover lightly. Bio-degradable so there’s no … More Bits n’ Bobs