Category Archives: Nature

Just Bee Cause, Sea!


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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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Bite in the Bark


Wordle 301 with given words taken in order and rhymed. Breathe cold while snapped-off icicles melt to seep Through bark like stones of overlapping ice; Each limb this season will crack its place to keep, Crimped, till grass and blue will … Continue reading

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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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