Category Archives: Photography

Pictures: Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society.


A perk of being on the judging teams for the captioned competition is to see so many stunning gardens. There was stiff competition for the honours and winners in the various individual categories were of a high standard. I’ll show … Continue reading

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Sea Here, Just Down the Hill from Home


After a cold and misera-bubble day yesterday, featuring damp descending with enthusiasm (filled the pool again), today had cheered up a bit. At least it didn’t have the chilly gale that rendered my morning swim yesterday rather unpleasant. Of course, … Continue reading

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Cocky Cock, Saving Ways, Boxing Cat, Chillin’ Out.


Cocks are well inclined to crow: Raven about this and that; Pecking order all should know: Rookies might get splatted flat. Thrift is quite a virtue when Spending power takes a dive, What a good example, then, From a pulpit … Continue reading

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Grandkids Don’t Do Bunnyhugging


  The grandkids don’t do bunny-hugging Exclusively; what they do do — In case you have found yourselves shrugging — Is hug everything in the zoo. Though bunnies caressing with pleasure, One cannot claim, therefore, that that’s To say, when … Continue reading

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The Far Side of The Far Side


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A Human Reserve and a Game Reserve


One of the ironies a blogger faces is that when there is a great deal to blog about, there isn’t enough time to do it in. With lots of literary things happening — watch this space! — I am battling … Continue reading

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Really Awful Shredder Sh’ Read er Bout


With M, a nice fresh toilet roll is very much in fashion, She perches near the toilet bowl And shreds it with a passion So every virgin one we bring — To make sure we don’t lack it — We … Continue reading

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