Walking the dog.

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.

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

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

Sorry to bug you.

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

Walking the Dog.

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.

Covid … a brief (less than) 12 month perspective in South Africa

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

Oh for Gods sake!

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!