Every year around this time we are subject to scenes like this. We believe it is the burning of scrub on the koppie. Not pleasant!
A few Sweet Potatoes I grew in an old dog biscuit bucket. Turned out better than I hoped.
Adorabelle having a nap in the afternoon winter sun.
In Silhouette. Hadeda Ibis
Ella after a roll in the dry grass. All dogs seem to love doing this and it is fun to watch them enjoying themselves. The fun stops, however, when yells coming from inside the house alert us that the dogs have taken their game indoors, and likely to the bedroom!
Fiscal Shrike on the coral tree. They like to perch here and survey the garden for prey.
Two minutes later ….
A Fiscal Flycatcher takes up station in the same tree. For a moment I thought it was the same bird but closer inspection shows why it isn’t.
Can you spot the differences?
First bloom of the Coral Tree.
A new raised bed, completed yesterday and planted with potatoes.
Carrots. Spinach, Garlic and onions in tubs were planted a month or so ago. Not self sufficient in any of this by a long chalk, but having a few of the basics such as these on hand is an absolute joy.
Early morning on Ridge Rd.
Egyptian Goose. (The mark on the chest is natural)
In the absence of masks a Hadeda Ibis and an Egyptian Goose practise social distancing like good citizens.
”An apple a day, brings the birdies our way.”
Cape White Eye.