I have been having a sort of discussion about Christians who claim they are not religious … or at least not part of organised religion. I’ll be honest and say up front I think this is a bit of a sham and they are conning themselves, but I may be very wrong. Here’s the question … More Oh, for gods’ sake! Jesus of Nazareth: Just another self-help guru?
These are pretty much all of the species of birds that have visited our spot over the past few years. That I am aware of, of course! There are a few that aren’t included, a Hammerkop which was by the pond one afternoon but I had no camera with me at the time, and we’ve … More Birds at the Ark’s spot
This is not the bird building the nest up the back garden that I have been keeping an eye on, but one slightly more juvenile. The head colouring still shows yellow marks but those will gradually disappear until his face is all black. Female, pulling bits from the fronds of the palm tree in the … More Southern Masked Weaver.
We have two species of Mousebird that visit our spot: The Speckled,and this one, the Red Faced. Feeding on the fruit of the Chinese Privet. Photographed this morning. Ark. 26/06/17
No visit from the Thick Billed Weaver but the male Southern Masked is still busy. I managed to snap him at the nest just after lunch. Mine … not his. And a laughing dove I noticed perching above the food table on my way back down the garden. Ark.
The last Feathers on Friday post I included photos of a Southern Masked Weaver hanging under his recently constructed nest. Only male weavers construct nests and once complete these are inspected by females and either accepted or rejected, and in the case of rejection they are often dismantled. One reason males construct several – up … More Watch the Birdy: Now here’s an interesting thing!
Not the best shot, I’m afraid. Bit of a lemon if I’m honest.
Johannesburg International Airport (Oliver Tambo) is around 15 kilometers West from our spot and although we see aircraft overheard on a daily basis, such as this Air Namibia plane, or small aircraft such as these … seeing them land is another matter. All the commercial airliners use the same approach path to Jo’burg International and … More Coming in to land
Crested Barbets enjoying a bit of late afternoon sun. Rarely have I seen a pair of Crested Barbets, they are normally solitary, and these two were making a raucous noise high up in the wattle tree. Cape Masked Weaver. Adding the finishing touches. “Say what?” Fiscal Flycatcher on his favorite perch on the Coral … More Feathers on Friday.
… brings the Mousebirds out to play. Definitely what the Doctor ordered! Speckled Mousebird. 19/6/17 Ark
Female White Bellied Sunbird stops for a sip of nectar at the bloom of the coral tree. Ark. 17/6/17
”Let me tell you, mate, my ancestors would have taken you sons-of-monkeys to the cleaners!” For Paula over at Lost in Translation
I am busy reading (again) The Christ, by John Eleazer Remsburg. It is available for free online at The Project Gutenberg. And what a read it is! Marvelous. Apologists are forever it seems ridiculing non-believers about any stance regarding the non historicity of the character Jesus Christ and if one is fairly new to this … More Jesus Christ! And just who the hell was this?
Terry Pratchett uses the term The Trouser Legs of Time in a couple of his novels to denote an aspect of Time Travel. One reaches the point of bifurcation and it’s a case of one leg or the other.While this tale of tailoring woe is not strictly about time travel it does speak of another … More Down the wrong leg …
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Aren’t they Marvelous?? Once again, it’s time for?Tj’s Household Haiku Challenge. This week’s prompt is Only and Full. The idea is to take the prompt words, one or both or a picture that might fit, and create a Haiku, a three line… 5 syllable-7 syllable-5 syllable poem……