Category Archives: the natural world

The Drakensberg revealed itself to us…

A walk I will never forget in Cobham, South Drakensberg

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Shake hands with Buddha

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…

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A piece of green…surprise, surprise

\ 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

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Landscapes hard to believe

From our trip to the Richtersveld, Namibia and Botswana in 20014

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Splitch splotch on rock

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.

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Pretty as a postcard

En route from Soebatsfontein to Kamieskroon

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Another treeture

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.

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A delicate touch

A light sprinkling, a tickle of blooms…

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Aloe exhaust

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

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Corny

That’s for sure. Does it help if I tell you that the vernacular name for the pale yellow/greenish cups is “pietsnot’?

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