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About colonialist

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.

Fighting Racism is Not Nearly Enough!


Those who get knitted knickers from racism are only on the threshold of all the dreadful discriminations that people indulge in all the time. There are plenty of other evil ‘isms’ to be eradicated, all based on the same terrible … Continue reading

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Sustainable Living is More Than Keeping Breathing!


This past weekend, from Thursday through Sunday, in my capacity as current President of the venerable Durban and Coast Horticultural Society (Est 1903!), I was much occupied with our stand at Durban’s annual Sustainable Living Exhibition. A painful back meant I … Continue reading

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Not flatulence or a wee spot of damp.


Water Pity (Wordle 317) We turn the tap but we forget Where sucks the pipe to get the wet, And, as we swing in shower spray, What treatments keep the plague away; Imagine tub, no word of taps, No thump … Continue reading

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Toad-tally croaky duet at a hop to celebrate spring


We certainly have signs of spring sh0wing.  Brunfelsia is starting its Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow act which will probably stretch to Last Month, This Month, and the Month After.   While some of the indigenous plants are determined not to … Continue reading

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A Guide Dog for the Non-blind


Hidden Fishermen’s Path Through Steep Forest to Beach   Sweep of horizon, from shelter of bushes emerge, Ground levels out, sight will wake to the power of sea No map will show where it funnels to push with a surge, … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Waitress


The photo theme of Waiting is really appropriate in my case; I have kept everyone waiting for another post for over a week. This is unusual for me: I generally manage to fit some blogging in somewhere even when travelling. The thing … Continue reading

Posted in Beach, Birds, Books, Cats, Grandchildren, Ocean, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , | 15 Comments

Lagomorpha Leporidae!


Lagomorpha Leporidae! That I say this you wonder why? It’s keeping up my usual habits Of, on the first, declaring ‘Rabbits’! The only true bunny is really distinct, But poor Bunolagus is almost extinct; The area these rabbits best thrived … Continue reading

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