Category Archives: Photography

RIP (OFF) DAILY POST AND WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE


The world is crazy. People are obsessed with throwing away proven successes or improving things until they no longer work — or are far harder to operate than before. MS Windows is a case in point. Note the thin blue … Continue reading

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Parasite Purchasing?


Am I a vampire? Well, at least I am a sucker — for markets featuring bloodsucking insects. Also, for bar coot sales and carroty chops. That is to say, I enjoy attending flea markets, car boot sales, and the occasional … Continue reading

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Bow Tide Elegance for Evening Dress


It is cold. It has been drizzling. However, this evening we were treated to a very pleasant and long-lasting spectacle over the sea which I share herewith. One was tempted to take a quick sprint down the hill with a … Continue reading

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Out Chopping for a TV, I Saw the View Open, then Sea Another Path


It started with the hard drive of Younger Daughter’s TV decoder up in the main house packing in. This meant that programmes could no longer be saved and stored for when she, the kids, and the two of us in … Continue reading

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Step (or two) to the Beach


Today, to chase away cobwebs, we decided to take a stroll (sarcastic laugh) down the path to the beach we used from our first house on the Bluff, very many years ago, which was closer to the old Whaling Station. … Continue reading

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Twisty Paths and Greenery


For The Weekly Photo Challenge of Twisted I am revisiting the garden I got the slide from, where one can really do a visual Chubby Checker.  The most impressive twist is that most of the garden doesn’t look like a garden … Continue reading

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Launchplace for Fantasy Worlds


My Place in the World is, as visitors may have noticed, in a little city called Durban set on the southeast coast of Africa. Naturally, I have a wealth of choice when it comes to pictures of that area but … Continue reading

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Wildly Unlikely


This is, of course, a picture of pictures I took for the cover, but that isn’t what makes it unlikely. More unlikely is that one would ever get a peek at a peak so exactly shaped like a rhino, as … Continue reading

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Got Lines — Misbehaved?


The Current Photo Challenge is on the Lines of lines, so I’ve lined up a trio taken recently with lines in abundance.   © May 2018  Colonialist

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Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax minus Ships and Sealing Wax Plus Elves


One of our recent excursions that I have lacked the time to blog about was to revisit Groundcover Leather Company in Curry’s Post near Howick in Natal. Daughter K wanted to take a couple of pairs of their leather sandals … Continue reading

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