Archive | January, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Even though it is dangerous to attribute human emotions to animals, I think the word “love” can be applied to animal relationships too. Not everything is purely a protective instinct to ensure the survival of the family group. Hyenas must be some of the ugliest, meanest animals in the African bush, but they are the […]

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Friday Frog

I don’t like frogs much . . . But this little tree frog (?) is quite cute, isn’t it?

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Climbing “The President”

Following on from my last post Hanging about in the tree tops (about climbing very big trees in South Africa), I wanted to share this story about scaling another forest giant. This time a giant sequoia (redwood) in the Sequoia National Park. It is a truly magnificent tree. The story appeared in the December 2012 […]

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Hanging about in the tree tops

What do you do if you’re passionate about trees? You climb them of course! If they’re trees the size of the one in this post, you are going to need mountain climbing gear and some serious climbing skills though. Two years ago Leon Visser – a Cape Town based tree-surgeon – visited our area to […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

When I think of the word “beyond” I always think of wide open spaces . . . of seeing what lies on the horizon, and imagining what lies beyond. To join the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

What started off as an evening photo-walk to capture the Christmas lights down our main street, turned into photographing two of the local churches. It was the first time I’d really realised that the churches are beautiful lit up at night. This particular night by a bright full moon as well artificially. I hope, at […]

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Looking back – what did you miss?

This is essentially a “best of the last eighteen months” post i.e. since my last post of this kind (See: 7 Links: A Peek Into My Archives). So if like me, you were too busy to keep up with your blog reading this year, have a look and see what you missed. Or if you’ve only […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolve(d)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved. This is that time of year, isn’t it? Full of resolutions and good intentions. I resolved to get in a run on January 1st – this is a photo post-run. Spoiler: it was a good one! Why not share a photo which represents one of your New Year’s resolutions? If you […]

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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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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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