Category Archives: Nature

Seagull Rescue to C.R.O.W. about.


After many hassles to get the file up and going, I was just about to start an edit, in favour of which I had declined a visit to the beach, when the beach party returned with a Kelp Seagull that … Continue reading

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Boring but Really Awful Subject.


Today we attended a talk given by Johan Bodenstein, an esteemed local environmentalist, on the menace increasingly posed by the Polyphagus Shot Hole Borer Beetle. It is rampant in Johannesburg, which may soon cease being the biggest urban forest in … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Rescue


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Highs and lows


I’m going to bed, and will forget About wrestling with a horrible internet; But my own praises quickly sing Re rising to the heights in gardening Then one-forty-nine steps went scrambling down With crab from the depths to play the … Continue reading

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Origin


The Rhyme Prompt for Day 11 of GloPoWriMo reads: ‘we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of origin. Where are you from? Not just geographically, but emotionally, physically, spiritually?’ This makes me think of Knysna Heads where I … Continue reading

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Entertaining Creatures at Chantecler


Yesterday we all went to provide entertainment for the fish, buck and peacocks to be found at Chantecler Hotel in Drummond, some forty minutes or so from home. It is not cler . . . er, clear . . . … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought it was Safe to Get Back into the Posts … (scary music)


I notice that I last posted a whole week ago. I have missed me, even if nobody else has. Don’t ask! (You don’t need to, I’ll give you the highlights anyway, such as family down in the Cape and all … Continue reading

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