Category Archives: Nature

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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Shining Exam Pulls


With a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Ooh, Shiny! featuring “Diversions, distractions, and delightful detours”, few things will take my attention away from everything else as completely as when the main ‘shiny’ signals, in spectacular manner, that it is settling down for … Continue reading

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Sea Kin Textures


For the weekly photo challenge this week of Textures  I turn again to our local beach and the sea … © August 2017 Colonialist

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Just Bee Cause, Sea!


© July 2017 Colonialist

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Cloud Iridescence Transience


The Wednesday Weekly Photo Challenge gave a prompt of Transient and I immediately remembered the wonderful sight we had seen in Romsey, Hampshire, last December. I shared one of the photos on 1st January, but this gives me a chance … Continue reading

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KNYSNA ARSON?


For the Sunday Whirl Wordle 303, my thoughts have gone to my childhood home town of Knysna, a place of peace and beauty now ravaged by dreadful gale-driven blazes, which some say were started deliberately. No water ripples within sight … Continue reading

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