Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Really Awful Word(le) on a Bird Turd


Mess window in driveway, then add more To sit on screen; adhesion law Forms film across the glass a way; Inside car,  I take from tray, A pot of cleaner; washers spray And handle it; now my intent? Dislike for … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Birds, Humorous rhyme, Photography, Really Awful Rhyme, verse, Wordle | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Disgusting Barbarism


All practices which involve maiming or causing willful suffering to people or animals should be banned. No excuses regarding ‘cultural customs’ (what irony!) should be permitted to have any sway. This is an area where the will of an enlightened … Continue reading

Posted in Blood Sports, Cultural Barbarities, Current Affairs, ritual slaughter | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

Time of Year to Fly a Kite


The Yellow-billed kite Milvus aegyptius parasitus takes a holiday up in north Africa between breeding sessions, and returns from about August onwards to get back to business. At first, groups of them are common, but as summer gets into gear … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Birds, Gardens, Ocean, photo challenge, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Untruths and True Steps


Wordle 275: my personal challenge is to use the words in the order given, adding the fewest possible to make sense, rhyme, and scan. False Doctrine to the Indoctrinated Lies, flat lies, will work devout to seize: These don’t drop … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Beach, Ocean, Photography, Poems, Wordle, Wordplay | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Immy Magic


My blog was abandoned for the weekend, due to a rather frantic schedule (believe me, you don’t want to know). I see that the theme for the latest picture challenge is Magic, which, as a fantasy writer and Quest composer, is … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Children's Fiction, Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., Fantasy, Music, Writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Really Awful Completely US Math and a Trump Pet


What Americans will do With math to make a USA deflator? They have now reduced it to The very Lowest Common Dominator. Is Trump’s love of dogs a flaw? Whenever to his home he comes around, Greeted by a Labrador, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Dogs, Humorous rhyme, Really Awful Rhyme, Satire, verse, Wordplay | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Picturing Families Noble and Royal


While unpacking another of the thousand-or-so boxes we moved from our previous residence, I came across a folder with some of my late father’s experimental prints. As one of many hobbies, Hyla Noble was into early colour photography, developing, printing, and enlarging. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Ancestry, Art, History, Personal Journal, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | 40 Comments