Bits n’ Bobs

Common Fig Blue, spotted among the raised beds yesterday. Forget the name of this plant. The flowers turn blue after this show of Yellow Gazania and temporary resident.     Last of the Pumpkins. Almost time to seed some more! One of the Young Carrots in the ‘straight experiment’. Winter Display of Jasmin on the … More Bits n’ Bobs

Incy Wincy

My favourite Arsenal supporter, the taciturn Prof. T, posted a picture of what looked like a species of crab spider. However, even with the best eyes in the world positive ID is proving well nigh impossible, even with the help of Google. It also meant trawling my spider files to find a match up. During … More Incy Wincy

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Fiscal Flycatcher giving me the eye. Crested Barbet. Not too many sightings of this colourful and somewhat noisy visitor this year. Young Rain Spider discovered in one of the outbuildings. Burger Cake. Butterfly Cake Shark Cake I Shark Cake II Cape White Eye Common Bulbul Rare Sighting: Female Cardinal Woodpecker. Out and About… Baby on … More Bits n’ Bobs

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The sunbirds are back… Amethyst Sunbird. Male. White Bellied Sunbird – Female. Green Woodhoopoe in the Nectarine tree. Bubble on the pond floating sedately past. Crab Spider with Hoverfly, or band-eyed drone fly   ( Eristalinus Taienops) Had a go at growing some Horseradish … Finished Product. Certainly cleared the sinuses! Very tasty if I … More Bits n’ Bobs

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Broom Salesman. These chaps walk the suburbs selling their wares. They usually alert residents of their presence by loud whistles.  We are regular customers!   Magic Cake. Out and About. A few random photos during a drive to the suburb of Melville for stock. Bridge graffiti passing through the suburb of Parktown. ”Men at Work?’ … More Bits n’ Bobs

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Another Shrew I managed to rescue from the attentions of the cats. For some reason these little things have been popping up for the first time since we have lived here. Odd. Bucket of Spuds … Probably one of the final mini-harvests of the season. Autumn is upon us and frost will be here in … More Bits ‘n Bobs

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New Species! First time we’ve ever encountered one of these cute little things. Pygmy Shrew rescued and relocated. The Crab Spiders have been few and far between this past year. In fact, all arachnids have been ‘thin on the ground’ . Finishing Touches …. All Done. Yes, it really is a cake! Physalis peruviana  The … More Bits n’ Bobs

Bits n’ Bobs

Been  a while since I posted. Here’s a bit of a pictorial  catch up. Been raining Cats n’ Dogs … well cats at any rate. Here is the evidence. Dora takes cover. A spot of lunch? Fuschia Out and about … This made me smile, Look at the yellow sign. Feet and inches in this … More Bits n’ Bobs