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Bits and bobs about my life in my lovely home, Thatchwick Cottage, Pretoria, South Africa.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beauty in suburbia

A coral tree with unusual  shell pink flowers is a harbinger of spring. The late afternoon sky colored soft blue is a perfect backdrop. The grass is still winter-yellow. The scene in the mini green belt next to Catherine's town house provided today's moment of beauty.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Weather chillly? Snuggle up. Body heat is better than a blanket; companionship comforts.  Kaela's nasal wheeze rises and falls. Does Flash hear it, does it disturb him or is it just a cosy assurance that he is not alone?  

Friday, August 29, 2014


The garden is once more a blaze of orange. The Clivias flower en masse but once a year. In between an errant plant may produce a blossom or two.  Flash and Kaela wander through the beds without fear of recrimination. The pleasure of a big garden is that one or two or more crushed blooms don't matter. Neither do trampled stems. They just encourage resilience. 

Jethro announces, "In three days it is a new month and a new season." He is well taught at his nursery school. The cycle of spring imminent.