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25 February 2017

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

 
{Southern Black Korhaan}
 
 
{Cape/ Orange-throated longclaw}
 





 
{zebra crossing...}
 
 
{Western Cattle Egret on zebra's behind...}
 
 
{helmeted guineafowl}
 
 
{Red hartebees}
 
 
{barbel}
 
 
{springbok}
 

 
{lilac breasted rollers lined up...}
 
 
{blesbok}
 


 
{starling bush... I think the top birds are Burchell's starlings... and the bottom ones are Pied starlings}
 
{we visited Rietvlei Nature Reserve close to Pretoria at the beginning of February... we saw an abundance of birdlife and antelope and, of course, zebra... we also saw wildebeest, waterbuck, eland and a black-backed jackal... can you spot him in the last 2 photos?}
 
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21 February 2017

Lately...








 





 
{local cucumber...}
 
{we have visitors in our house since the 16th of December... with only about 12 days to ourselves in between... the girls have settled into their new school so incredibly well... they are so much more at peace... their first midterm break is coming up... my Dad's cancer has returned... it is just heart-breaking but human beings are frail and mortal creatures...}

20 February 2017

Hop On-Hop Off Bus Tour: Newtown Junction








 
{Newtown Junction is a beautiful shopping centre with lovely outdoor areas right in the heart of the Joburg CBD... there are very nice cafes and quaint shops... within walking distance is the Market Theatre, Museum Afrika and The Apartheid Museum (highly recommended especially if a guide is available)... the girls loved playing in the water... a perfect way to stretch little legs...}
 
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