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11 Oct

An outrageous lizard

I've just returned from a wonderful journey with my kids and my head is filled with material for a blog. However I am really just too tired to post anything that requires much thought, so I've decided to just share a photograph that I tooklasix online in Bulawayo of a male Blue Headed Tree Agama (Acanthocerus atricollis). There beautifumerit cigarette couponsl lizards take to the trees when threatened and try to always be on the opposite side of the tree from you. They also have a surprisingly...

4 Oct

Have fun with your loved ones

I spend my days chasing my tail and for far too long I have delayed taking my boys on a real holiday, always waiting for the right time. Well the right time never comes. You actually just have to make it happen. So last week I chose to ignore busineviagra no prescriptionss and domestic pressures and I took my boys on a real holiday. Their early years were spent in the bush but circumstances have relocated them to the city. I took them back into the bush, to my...

27 Sep

Springtime with ice plants

The Cape Floral Kingdom must be the most exciting place to be in the spring. Once the flowering begins it seems as if wave after wave of flower displays role in to delight us. For me, the appearance of the first Chasmanthe blooms heralds the buy viagra onlinestart of spring but it is the ice plants (Aizoaceae) that make me aware that summer is almost upon us. Most of the thousands of species in this plant family (which was previously known as Mesembryanthemaceae) are adapted to living...

29 Aug

Elephants in the Okavango

girls that text their ex boyfriends want them back In my line of work, I am periodically treated to spectacles and experiences about which many can only dream. Recently I was in The Okavango Delta when I had such an experience. I hope that Denen De Silva doesn't mind me using one of his photobuy priligy onlinegraphs here so that I can better share this exquisite story. For those who don't know, the Okavango Delta is an enormous (13,500 square kilometres) inland delta composed of innumerable...

23 Aug

Genuine Scottish Heather!

Gill & Jim Young are Scottish and have come with me on many exciting flower-filled adventures over the past years, including several walks on Table Mountain. When Gill saw my most recent post about the heathers in Belgium, she sent me generic cialisthe following: I took this photo of a heather moorland near our house last Saturday. The moorland is used for grouse shooting which began on AugustTips On How To Win Back My Ex Girlfriend From New Boyfriend 12th. A section of the moor is burned every...

22 Aug

European Heathers

Today I take a step out of my comfort zone! Earlier in the day my friend Patrick Verbraecken from Belgium sent me a photograph of a heather that he had encountered on one of his walks. Patrick has been walking with me on Table Mountain (and iwhere can i buy cialis onlines a complete africa-phile) and knows my love of fynbos, so he sent me this photograph. This is an intriguing plant for me. I believe (and perhaps someone can confirm this for me) that...

8 Aug

So much for the most powerful jaws

It is well known that Spotted Hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta)  have the most powerful jaws of all land animals. I have seen them chase lions off a kill, and I have read reports of Spotted Hyaena successfully killing a bull buffalo. So I was delightuk viagra onlineed to capture this interaction on a camera trap in The Timbavati. The quality of the photograph is not great but you can clearly see the caution that the Hyaena shows for the Porcupine. Even a mighty carnivore respects a rat...

1 Aug

Leopards galore

Enough about the magnificent Cederberg for the meantime. Currently I am in The Timbavati and my adventures here warrant some stories too. So while we are on the subject of Leopards . . . I am mostly confined to camp (www.umlani.com) and game vieiwing is not high on my list of priorities or expectations but a few days ago I had to drive to a neighboring camp on an administrative errand. It was 14h00 and hot and I was not expecting to see much. As I was...

31 Jul

Over the Krakadouw Pass

We departed from Heuningvlei passing beautiful sculptured rocks en route to the Krakadouw Pass. You may recall a previous post ("Once was famous" - May 2nd 2011) in which I spoke about the tremendous variety of colour forms seen in Protea repens flowers. On this walk we saw a colour variety that I have never seen before. The bracts are white but the stamens & anthers are red. The contrast is extremely beautiful. While descending the western side of the pass we saw this beautiful Lachenalia. The genus Lachenalia...

24 Jul

A blessed forgotten village

In 1830 two Rhenish missionaries from Germany established a remote mission station in the heart of the rugged Cederberg on the banks of the Tra-Tra river. One of these missionaries was Johan Gottlieb Leipoldt - the grandfather of famous south afribuy viagra canadacan poet Louis Leipoldt. The mission station was named Wuppertal after the Wupper River in Germany and initially ministered mainly to the local hottentot community. In 1834 when slavery was abolished in South Africa the freed slaves had a choice between serving a four year "apprenticeship" with...