Archive | December, 2012

Postcards from Australia: Landscapes

Originally posted on Notes from Africa | photoblog:
This is a guest post by Willie for the Notes from Africa Photoblog. During December 2011 I went to Australia to attend a forestry conference. After spending a couple of days in Sydney, I flew to Canberra to start the pre-conference tour – essentially a road trip between…

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Season’s Greetings from the Southern Cape

Happy Holidays to everybody! I hope that this week is a happy and peaceful one for you and your loved ones. Wishing you all a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful New Year. Thank you for your support over the last year!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, is always the source of plenty of surprises. You will come around a bend in the road, and suddenly there will be a cheetah walking along the road. Or something will suddenly pop it’s head out of an empty looking hole in the ground. And a tree often […]

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Under the sea

A guest post by Willie for Notes from Africa This song immediately came to mind while I was taking the photos. Days later I still cannot get this song out of my head. So you follow the link below at your own peril! The seaweed is always greener In somebody else’s lake You dream about […]

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Weeky Photo Challenge: Delicate

Our cat Lucy is a delicate creature, with soft delicate little paws . . . which become lethal weapons when those claws come out!

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The Amazing Bloukrans Bungy

The Bloukrans bridge in the Tsitsikamma area (South Africa), is an impressive structure. Constructed between February 1980 and June 1983, the bridge stands at a height of 216m above the Bloukrans River. Its central span is 272m and the bridge is 451m in length in total (Wikipedia). The primary function of the bridge is as […]

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The Lewis Trilogy – my favourite reads this year

This year I have read a number of books I really enjoyed, but my favourite reads were definitely the three books making up The Lewis Trilogy. Written by Peter May, they are in order, The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen. My preferred type of crime fiction are books that read more like “regular” […]

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Weeky Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Here in the Southern Cape, spring and autumn are short-lived seasons. It seems like only the other day we were in winter, and by the beginning of November we were well into summer. I took these photos of two trees over a three month period, to show just quick the changes are.

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Matjiesfontein

The scenic little town of Matjiesfontein is like an oasis in the semi-desert of the surrounding Karoo. The name is derived from the mats (matjies) which the local people used to make from a type of sedge which grows locally. Once the home of a Victorian health spa and resort, the town, railway station and […]

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