Brown Button Spider. She is still there – in the Table Tennis Shed behind the plug socket by the door. However, since she moved her egg sacs back to the relative safety of the plug socket she only makes an appearance after dark, which is when I ventured out to the shed to take these … More Sweet Dreams are Made of This.
Last night we had a typical Highveld storm: loads of thunder, enough lightning to leave an impression on the back of your eyeballs, and an initial downpour to make one consider building an Ark ( not me). To compound all this excitement we also had a municipal power outage (that lasted 4 hours) and we … More Stormy Monday
Olive Thrush. Year of the Bird 15 Jan 18 Back garden Ark
It’s just beginning to cool a little with a slight breeze wafting up from the valley,but so far, today has been another potboiler with the temperature pipping 31 plus here at our spot. I popped up the garden for five minutes and the crab spider I found yesterday also seems to be feeling the heat. … More Incy Wincy
As a follow up to the previous post, the blogger ends his post by posing this question: What laws could exist in a culture with no religion? Does one first need to define what is religion? Japan immediately came to mind. Anyone else want to have a stab at this?
The more Christian blogs one reads, and especially the more fundamental ones, it becomes clear quite quickly that there is practically no Fun but plenty of da Mental. These days, as science advances with every step, as more and more ordinary people are becoming conversant with biblical history and the archaeological evidence of the relevant … More Because it’s Sunday ….
Crab Spider photographed on California Poppy. Sunday Morning. 14 Jan Ark
For Paula over at Lost in Translation What can I say? It’s only Rock n’ Roll, but I like it! Ark.
Agapanthus. We have lots of these gorgeous flowers all over the garden, front and back. We also have a smaller, white variety, but the blue is my favorite. The sciency stuff …. The Agapanthaceae is a monotypic family (consists of only one genus) that is endemic to southern Africa, i.e. Agapanthusoccurs naturally nowhere else on Earth. … More Flower Power: A Study in Blue
Carpenter Bee. Pink Flower Crab Spider on Alyssum Two shots of a Kirby’s Dropwing. First sighting of the season. Nice! Ark
From the other side of the vegetable garden this morning I heard the distinct call of this gorgeous little bird which is similar to what you might expect a baby bird to sound like if it were calling to its mum and dad. It was flitting between the granadilla plant (behind it) and some cabbages … More Celebrating the Year of the Bird: Tawny Flanked Prinia.
I was asked about the original qualities of a sunset photo and I explained that normally all I might do is tweak the contrast in MS Office a little. I do not have any other editing facility on my laptop so apart from a little colour enhancement what you see is … Here is another … More Mucking about in Microsoft Office: For Linda
Hillbrow Tower. Ark.
Common Bulbul. This set: Photographed 10 January 2018. Ark. Year of the Bird
Over at Gary’s spot there is an interesting discussion going on regarding what the Early Christians believed. Specifically, was the physical resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth part of their core beliefs? The famous interlocutor, UnkleE is over there trying to hammer out semantics using Gary’s nuts as an anvil, so that Gary is somehow forced … More Hard Core (belief) Christians.