Sunday, September 28, 2008
Posted by Suzi-k at 8:12 pm
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Hi, here are some random shots taken in the last few weeks. I am busy preparing for another exhibition so blogging time, for both posting and visiting, has been very sparse lately. There are all sorts of political issues i am dying to rant about, but they will have to stand in line and hopefully my addled brain will remember to come back to them when time permits!
And just as breathtaking was the sunrise as seen from the Donkin reserve on Sunday the week before last.
The coral tree was in full bloom, they are interesting indigenous trees that drop their leaves and clothe themselves in masses of flowers which look amazing against the bare branches and blue skies. (Erythrina Caffra for those who need a formal introducion)
And after years of frustrated attempts to get inside Fort Frederick, we finally found it unlocked the other day. I enjoyed taking pix, but to be perfectly honest, after all those attempts, it was something of an anticlimax. I know the history of the place, (built in 1799, earliest remaining structure built in PE etc) but for any tourist who happened in there, the lack of any info would make it a pretty lame stop. But then what do I know, I'm just a girl, young Ethan was wildly excited by all the "big guns" (canons) around the walls and ran around making suitable machine gun noises.
Sepia seemed an apt medium to give a sense of history to the thick old stone walls of the blockhouse.
And then, unusual in this part of the world, we had a wonderful pyrotechnics display the other night, courtesy of mother nature, with the odd hailstone thrown in for good measure.
(A bit wobbly, handheld, there is a better one on PEDP.)
Posted by Suzi-k at 5:12 am
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Sadly, my pet giraffe, who lived with her partner in our back courtyard, lost her head in the gale....
Her husband was rocked by the loss of his spouse.........
while a ferocious feline predator took full advantage of the unexpected windfall!
Posted by Suzi-k at 3:41 pm
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
We have had an interesting couple of days, so the rest of the trip to Capetown is still on hold.
We went along to Kings Beach. Beach? What beach? The water was all the way up to the access road!
Posted by Suzi-k at 7:29 am