Category Archives: the natural world
A walk I will never forget in Cobham, South Drakensberg
A friend came visiting with this gift. It’s a citron called Buddha’s hand. Smells citrus-stunning, looks vegetable-cunning. Makes me stupidly happy. I am finding that I have a zest for all things zesty. It takes very small things…
\ An unnamed, unknown piece of green smuggled by my mother from my sister’s garden in Atlanta in her suitcase is later broken off from its resting place in a pot in her garden in Johannesburg and finds a place … Continue reading
From our trip to the Richtersveld, Namibia and Botswana in 20014
Reminiscing by flipping through the digital album of our last last trip to the Richtersveld, Namibia and Botswana. These lichen “ebstreks” are from the Waterberg in Namibia.
En route from Soebatsfontein to Kamieskroon
A social weaver’s nest has turned this tree into an elevated Moore sculpture ( thinking great thoughts) or a giant otter caught in some trap smelling his own behind ( in silly mode). In Witsand.
A light sprinkling, a tickle of blooms…
For hundreds of kilometers in the North West of the country, this aloe was flowering in the veld, its orange-red inflorescence heads taking a different route to its many cousin species who hold their flowers high-and-mighty in the air. This … Continue reading
That’s for sure. Does it help if I tell you that the vernacular name for the pale yellow/greenish cups is “pietsnot’?