South Africa

Caught in Flight

I caught this shot of the bird just as he was lauching himself into the air. I don’t know what type of bird he (or she) is, but that long beak looks ideal for finding yummy worms in the ground (that is yummy from the bird’s perspective, not from mine).

Sunrise on election day

Even though today is election day and a public holiday, the city council are still working, and our garbage is being collected. I forgot to leave my bin outside last night, so this morning when I heard the truck at the bottom of the road I had to rush out of bed and leave my bin outside.

This is a good thing because I saw this wonderful sunrise. So of course I rushed back in, grabbed my camera and tripod and snapped this shot (7 shots merged in photoshop). I think that it came out really well. There are absolutely no tonal adjustments to the colour, this is literally how it came out.

C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie bakery, Rosmead Road, Kalk Bay. They have wonderful French baguettes and other interesting breads. I read about them in the BA airline magazine on Sunday, and today I went to find them. They are a little out of the way but quite easy to fine. They also have a few tables outside where you can order sit-down meals, but we brought the baguettes home for lunch, and they are wonderfully fresh and chewy, just like a real baguette should be.

The White Rabbit

(Cape Town away)

Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting! -White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland)

Our guest house is not called the Rabbit Hole for nothing, here is one of the Rabbits that kept appearing on the lawn at unexpected moments.

Doesn’t he look like a little stuffed toy rabbit?

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