Category Archives: Nature

A Farming Heritage


On Saturday morning we met some friends on a visit from England at the Shongweni Farmers Market. Although within easy distance, it is somewhere we have not previously visited, and we were glad the venue had been chosen. The views … Continue reading

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Falling Damp and Yucky Squirmy Things


We have had days and days of torrential downpour. At first I was happy when our porta-pool, sadly depleted by a burst pipe, filled up again. Then it became ridiculous. Not to mention, cold. Even now that deluges have moderated, … Continue reading

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Pristinity


g (The GloPoWriMo prompt for the 18th is to include neologisms —   invented or conjoined words.  So I have launched into something outrageously humorous, right? Wrong. For some reason this made me want to have a stab, for once, at true descriptive poetry.) … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Everybunny!


(I owe the ‘Everybunny’ version to the active imagination of 8-year-old granddaughter R.) Today we went into training for an Easter-Egg-Eating marathon.  This is what we did it with, on a trip from Kloof up the hill from Durban to … Continue reading

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A Green Wholeheartedly on Two Hemispheres.


The current photo challenge invites one to show that It IS Easy Being Green! Absolutely.  All I had to do for these three illustrations of the point was to travel to the UK in winter, where things remain green regardless, and to … Continue reading

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Things are all Sweetness and Flight


Following up on my guavadilla post, here is how to set about exploiting the fruit. A pointy teaspoon is ideal for scooping away from the sides to extract pulp and pips without disturbing the spiky pith (which is still OK to eat, but … Continue reading

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Some Roads I Have Been Taken With …


… and the photos taken of the roads taken, for this week’s photo challenge of The Road Taken. © March 2017 Colonialist

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