Category Archives: the natural world

Sail away in your mind to the smallest place you can imagine

From Monkey’s Wedding, Lucky Fish Press Ants on their leaf boats sail the swollen gutters. They bear presents for the wedding being held under the trees at the edge of the city. A life led under the human radar merely … Continue reading

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Monkey business

The caption -if you can’t read it – says ‘A chimpanzee threading a needle. These monkeys can be taught to sew quite well!’ I think it’s a perfect way to herald the arrival of a book about a monkey illustrated … Continue reading

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Rub your hands

Rub your hands in glee, Mr Fly. You’ve landed on a yellow bombshell in my garden.

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Mulberry Mayhem

What’s cooking on the stove? Purple berry jam? Syrup? It’s spring time and the mulberries are ripening. Maya is impressed with the net Asher has rigged to catch berries as they fall. Look how well it works! The berries are … Continue reading

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Baobab Babble

Baines’ Baobabs Blushing Baobab Baobab and Baobaba Blistering Baobab! Burst Baobubble Birding on a Baobab Baoblobs (built by buffalo weavers) Begging Baobab The Bao of Babel Blubber and blather Baoboastful! Baobabblers Bulge and blink Baobab basin bath Baobuild Baobab park … Continue reading

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Patterns to tickle the eye

            

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The other half of this mens

Driving back through the Akkedis Pass in the Richtersveld, I was intent on spotting a halfmens which despite all efforts had eluded me the first time through. When I saw a spiky silhouette on top of this rocky ridge, I … Continue reading

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Watermusic

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Bowling with pink balls in the veld

On the road to Perdekloof, near Kamieskroon, 29 March…thanks to Ducky Booker ( “same as the literary prize”) and Lita Cole ( “like a liter coke”) for taking us to this magical piece of land all decked out in mad … Continue reading

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Paddas, Pofaddertjies and Puddles

photo: Sue Kramer When the bridge flooded between Arniston and Bredasdorp everybody drove out to have a look. Sheets of water lay on the dry scrubby renosterveld on all sides creating unlikely vistas of endless lakes. Puffadders (dead) lay strewn … Continue reading

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