Category Archives: Gardens

Twisty Paths and Greenery


For The Weekly Photo Challenge of Twisted I am revisiting the garden I got the slide from, where one can really do a visual Chubby Checker.  The most impressive twist is that most of the garden doesn’t look like a garden … Continue reading

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Grade Four Afrikaans Presentation


R has done this Power Point ‘My Pet Amber’ to support a presentation she has to give in Afrikaans at school. I think it is charming, particularly the whirly bit! If only we had had such aids available during my … Continue reading

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A Scene Seen Not Obscene


(Day 19) “Today we challenge you to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside your window, or even gives directions from your house to the grocery store. Now try erasing words from this paragraph to … Continue reading

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A Talk Not On Golf


In addition to enjoying this part of our brief reunion with Eldest Daughter on a day of perfect weather, spent mainly in and round our little pool, I had to neglect that side a bit so as to get involved … Continue reading

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A Sweet Story of Passion


Once again it is that time of the year when our yellow fruiting form of the granadilla or Passion Fruit, Passiflora edulis, with the name of Flavicarpa but known to us in South Africa as Guavadilla, starts producing to the … Continue reading

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March of a New Cabinet


For first of March no internet once more Meant no more bunnies added to my score, Instead of left, my march of March this year Has started on a right, I greatly fear. But right left first is morally correct, … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and Delville Wood


I have been very involved with the annual prize-giving for the Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society, and today delivered my speech in my capacity as President and handed out the cups. As in … Continue reading

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