Bit of music while we walk? Why not. It is a Fine Day. Off we go! Looking along Eckstein. Right into Kloof – steep downhill Kloof- One of only two blocks of flats in Observatory. Left into …. hmm …. well it’s a nice street, at least. Cnr Robertson and Bessie Down Bessie St. Right … More Walking the dog.
Off we go, Cindy! By the way, I am not really this big/wide. ’tis the shadow and the camera angle. Honestlly! I mean, would I lie to you? Okay Muttley, enough already! Next, please … Going up Eckstein Street. Mural on the palisade fence outside Sacred Heart College. The way this has been done … More Walking the dog
Off we go! Sacred Heart College (Marist Brothers) – Eckstein Street. Top of Innes Street facing South. Innes Street was named after the chap who founded the observatory hence the name of our suburb- clever hey?). And there was I thinking it was named after Neil Innes, the English songwriter and humourist who co-wrote and … More Walking the Dog
Common Grass Yellow Eurema hecabe on Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow plant. Brunfelsia pauciflora. Cream-Striped Owl Moth Cyligramma latona Hawk Moth ( not sure which one) Family Sphingadae Grasshopper Garden Orb Weaver. Crab Spider. The perfect camouflage. Paper Wasp – ‘Babies’ growing nicely. Acraea, All taken over the weekend. Ark
We off then, Mr Ark? Entrance to a property on Young Avenue, which leads directly from Observatory to Upper Houghton. (Houghton is the suburb adjacent to Observatory, and is where Nelson Mandela lived after his release. This house has a fairly interesting tale. I know a little of it. At one point it was the … More Walking the Dog.
LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA 11 March , 2020 The Minister of Health wishes to inform the public that 6 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. This takes the total number of coronavirus positive patients in South Africa to 13. Gauteng Cases: 4 As of today …. February 27 2021. Location … More Covid … a brief (less than) 12 month perspective in South Africa
Fiscal Shrike. Migrating White Storks Ciconia ciconia high above our property. Breeds in parts of Eurasia and North Africa, heading south in the non-breeding season to sub-Saharan Africa. In southern Africa, it is common to abundant in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa, largely excluding the arid Karoo. It has a small breeding population … More BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BIRDS WITH WHITE FEATHERS
The immaculate ‘Judith’ from Perfect Circle. and …. Al Di Meola plays Oblivion by the incomparable Astor Piazolla. Enjoy! Ark
Over at Frank’s Cottage, the chap who runs the blog claims to be vehemently anti-religion and all for relationship.(sic) He is against all religions – but attends church. He even let’s us know that, ”Jesus leaves dogma and traditions at the side of the road. ” Odd then, that he would go on to write … More Oh for Gods sake!
”Ella … meet Benji” Not your usual Cat! – A bit of earth moving on Ridge Road. Ridge Road. Pit stop if one is tired or a besom type broom if one wants to fly directly home. ”Hey, where you bin?” One of the numerous recycling blokes that patrol the suburbs on Bin Day collecting … More Bits n’ Bobs and walking the dog.
Golden orb weaver (Nephila senegalensis) . Found in one of the Lemon Trees yesterday. Ark.
I knew this one was going to be a challenge in more ways than one. After all it isn’t as if Johannesburg suburbia is a hotspot for hawks! Anyway, I do have two photographs. Both I have posted before but there may be some who haven’t seen them. The Gymnogene or African Harrier Hawk.