Dune no evil, scene no evil …


Yesterday young granddaughter J and I visited the beach again for me to assess how many more steps are indicated.  The conclusion, alas, is some ten to fifteen. 

On the way J chatted to a cat from one of the local resident’s houses, then visited the beach to scratch for shells (a poor tide for it), and finally enjoyed the l … o …. n … g swing once more. 

Swinginigin!

Swinginigin!

I was, in the meantime, admiring some of the dune vegetation coming into bloom.  Amazing how they thrive in gardener nightmare conditions.

Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Tick-berry)

Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Tick-berry)

Carpobrotus dimidiatus (Natal sour fig)

Carpobrotus dimidiatus (Natal sour fig)

Much of today has been taken up with taking Much Better Half to the doctor to get the biotic that is bugging her anti-ed. Then for an X-ray — just in case.  Ballet for young J, and should have been swimming for R but she did a great job of skinning a knee at netball, so that was out.  I kept starting the fitting of tiles and rocks and other chores but never quite got anything done before the next imperative cropped up. Ah, well.  sailor Vee … I mean, c’est la vie.  At least I secured a bird feeder the monkeys had disrupted.  They also disrupted the kitchen, as it happens, and made off with much fruit loot.

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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17 Responses to Dune no evil, scene no evil …

  1. That swing looks like a lot of fun. Hope MBH is ‘much better’ very soon and that R’s knee heals quickly. Those monkeys sound even worse than my Sammy squirrel.😯

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  2. I’ve always marveled at trees that grow in rock cliffs or plants sprouting up in sand, yet I can’t get a nice lawn to take hold no matter how I pamper it!😐

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  3. libraschild says:

    Your’re much too busy for someone who claims to be ‘retired’!

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  4. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Such a wonder- full, rich life! Love reading about it!

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  5. Tokeloshe says:

    I love the photo of J on the swing ♥

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  6. Pussycat44 says:

    Monkeys will be monkeys, you know that. I still miss the critters and their antics.
    Is the lack of dune steps the result of the rain you had recently?
    A grandpa’s job is never done, isn’t it? Have a good day.

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    • colonialist says:

      We need to shut up and smile when the troop arrives. Then we can enjoy their cavorting!
      The steps end at a point where the ground is still steep, so rains cause the bottom step to become higher and higher. I have added about five already, but when it rains, or even with normal traffic, the problem recurs. The steps need to be extended to the bottom of the steep part.

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