So, I’m at my computer when I hear this never-heard-before bird call, and anyone who like birds will guess my reaction. Out the chair grab the camera and run to the garden with the words ”What the hell is that!!!!!” on my lips. After identifying where the call was coming from – the large acacia … More Watch the birdy. New Species!
Continuing with my toilet roll seedling experiment. The roots of this butternut seedling have pushed through the damp cardboard and it’s now ready for planting out. Tomato seedlings coming along nicely. Butternut in seed modules. Sunbird visits a Strelizia. One of the chickens may be suffering from what could be Merek’s disease ( a … More Bits n’ Bobs
A few years ago I began growing lavender at our spot and now we have an abundance. Aside from the plant’s fragrance and its looks, it is water-wise, grows easily, and requires almost zero maintenance once established. It attracts all sorts of insects, is a favourite of the bees, and the lavender planted at the … More Leading you up the garden path. Lavender and …
Say what? Rock Pigeon pops by for a visit this afternoon. Ark.
Olive thrush. Female White Bellied Sunbird. Photographed this afternoon. Ark.
Three birds, on a cold winter’s day. Speckled Mousebird Glossy Starling Cape Wagtail. The Wagtail is an infrequent visitor to our spot and I initially heard her rather than saw her. Being quite a small bird it took me a few moments to locate her. Ark
While snow fell in various parts of the Cape, late last night at our spot the temperature plummeted to minus 3. No snow, but a tad chilly nonetheless! This morning: Chickens on ice? Danny inspects the ice circle emptied from the dog’s water bowl. Two days ago. A burst water main just up the road … More Cold as Ice – Bits n’Bobs
Chickens out for a stroll. Ridge Road, yesterday. Feeling Blue? Eat some cake! Emily’s Cakes
Pepper Pig birthday cake. Collected two days ago Emily’s Cakes ”Hey, don’t lick my dress!” Catherine is not impressed by the attentions of Baxter as he tries to check out her new school gear. Baxter and Friend. St Georges Street. This is a looong drag uphill! With the building of our wall still in … More Birds, Baxter & Bits n’ Bobs
Frederick Street. This house is undergoing a spot of renovation and it looks like it is being converted into a guest house. Ella. Monday morning walkies. This looks like it will be a lot of cement! Repairs and building to our ”new” front wall continue. Autumn. Rubik’s Cube Cake. Went out this afternoon. This was … More Bits n’ Bobs , and walking the dog
Went out this morning. Long Tailed Blue Baxter on his first official ”solo” walk three days ago. ”A broom is drearily sweeping, up the broken pieces of yesterdays’ life.” Jimi Hendrix. Home grown pumpkin and carrots for lunch today! Early Sunday morning., ”Fat Unicorn”. Went out Friday. The ”bite” is part of the design. Emily’s … More Bit of this and that.
Council Maintenance! Yay! As I walked past the nursery on Frederick St, panning the cellphone as I went, this chap walked into shot on the other side of the road, so I clicked the camera. As you can probably judge from the scowl he was not a happy chappy. This became obvious when he started … More Walking the Dog