A bird sitting (ok standing) on her eggs. She had laid the eggs on some grass in the middle of a parking lot, so I hope that they survive.
On Sunday I posted a picture of a lovely summers day, and just two days later, we are having some rather unexpected rain in Cape Town. This Cape Honeysuckle in my garden seems to be enjoying the rain.
This is an old Huey helicopter , used mainly in the Vietnam war. This particular one is now used for tourist chopper flights over Cape Town. I caught it in action flying over my house.
Last night was the very very hot and still weather that you get just before a thunderstorm, and I saw something that I have never seen before, two dragonfly’s hanging from my bedroom light, so here is a pic of one of them. It was a difficult picture to take because the light was on, and I could not pull the cord without scaring the little guy off.
So after a little experimentation, here is what I managed to do.
Correction: This is a damselfly and not a dragonfly. According to Wikipedia:
Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base. Damselflies are also usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.
I was driving home, when I saw a huge fire in some open land. The fire
trucks were there, and although devastating to the grass, an interesting photo opportunity.