Bees, bugs, birds – A week in the winter garden

Its mid-winter here, and as I write we are on our way to the shortest day of the year. Winter is when the deep orange aloes come to life in the wild, along the roads and in the gardens. The brightly coloured, tubular flowers that are filled with nectar are a welcome source of food … Continue reading Bees, bugs, birds – A week in the winter garden

A Blog Spring Clean

Autumn greetings, readers! Do you feel the need to update your blog occasionally to keep it fresh and engaging? In South Africa, it's early autumn not¬†spring! But I felt the need to do a little spring cleaning on my blog this weekend and to re-structure a little bit.¬†We've had a few public holidays recently. I … Continue reading A Blog Spring Clean

Square Sky December [2]

I am doing Becky's ('The Life of B') December Skies theme. She is aiming to¬†take a photo each day of the sky in square format. I started late and am trying for a photo a day. I post each day on my 365 project so I will do a weekly round up here on my … Continue reading Square Sky December [2]

Square Sky December [1]

Roll on chill time! December is a mainly a holiday month for us here in South Africa, when we have our long summer break. Most businesses shut down around the 15th or 22nd and won't open again until the first or second week of January. ¬†The university where I work finishes tomorrow. The first two … Continue reading Square Sky December [1]

Anatomy of a thunderstorm

Recently, as a thunderstorm approached I was around to see how it developed. Of course, I had my camera to capture it.¬†I live on a hill that overlooks the town and have taken a ton of photographs with the tag ‚Äėview from my lounge‚Äô. I am so fortunate to have a stunning view which changes … Continue reading Anatomy of a thunderstorm