Kirstenbosch Flowers

These were taken last December, during a ritual visit to Kirstenbosch which is located just a stone’s throw away when we are at home in Constantia, South Africa. In the background, Table Mountain’s majestic cliffs. Pincushion Similar posts: Kirstenbosch Flowers Constantia Flowers Owls of Kirstenbosch The Namaqualand Bloom, Part 3 – A Canyon Through the Flowers…

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Snake!

We spotted this impressively colored specimen of puff adder, called pofadder in Afrikaans, during a drive through Cape Point last December. Indiana Jones’ heart would have skipped a bit. Marie stepped on the breaks and I ran out with the camera. African puff adder – Bitis arietas One of the most common venomous snakes in…

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Cats

Forever deprived of the utterly endearing and highly sophisticated disdain of our late Estorbo, cat of a lifetime, Marie and I have been carefully avoiding the subject of his magnificence in particular, and all feline supremacy as a whole, like one treads lightly on the edges of a tropical beach where little land-mine-like grass burrs called sand…

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