African statue

This lovely yet somewhat strange statue was in the garden of the conference venue where we had our recent Toastmasters conference, in Vanderbijlpark just South of Johannesburg. While this type of status is very typical of African art, I still find such large and lifelike statues somewhat intimidating, almost as if they are watching your every move. Having said that, the detail is amazing, and it is a true craftsman that can carve this face out of a solid piece of wood.

Bu the way, no HDR here in case you were wondering.

Here be Dragons

Bingo the Dragon

My niece Cameron has a rather strange pet (well I think it is). It is a bearded dragon, probably about 15″ long, including the tail. His name is Bingo. Yes, Bingo! It reminds me of the horse that death rides, who we all know is called Binky.

Bingo does not live in Cape Town, he has a heated little house in Cameron’s room in Johannesburg, and his favourite food is silkworms.

Here are a few more pics.

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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