Category Archives: Photography

Durban has a Smoking Problem …


A warehouse in the valley over the two parallel hills most of Durban’s Bluff comprises got all fired up with enthusiasm.  The pall of smoke was most impressive even from home, so after picking youngest granddaughter up from school we … 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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Atop or at the Foot – RIP Peta


Atop, as the latest photo challenge, has made the picture I found of Peta the budgie, who departed life this evening, rather apt.  Peter was donated to us by young R’s preschool in 2011 after he had been retired from active service there … 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

Posted in Africa, Excursions, Horses, Nature, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , | 15 Comments

Fired Up With Enthusiasm


    If you should seek the perfect catch — A flame that can’t be brighter — Consider using A Good Match, Or, better still, one lighter. © February 2017 Colonialist

Posted in Challenge, Humorous rhyme, photo challenge, Photography, Really Awful Rhyme, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wordplay | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Bits of Blocked-out Sunlight


© February 2017 Colonialist

Posted in Africa, Beach, Challenge, Colonialist, Grandchildren, Humorous rhyme, Photography, Rhyme, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wordplay | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

A Splash of Solitude


For Solitude I heartily agree With Jen Hooks: nothing better than the sea (Particularly if that sea you reach By private access leading to the beach); On her example I will also lean By having little girl to set the scene; … Continue reading

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