Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

A great place for a short hike.
But, unfortunately, the estate developments seem to be encroaching more and more against its boundaries. Sigh!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

At De Wildt Cheetah Centre

The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project and the Centre has during the past 40 years bred over 800 cheetah cubs.  Various conservation projects have been initiated since its inception which also inlcudes a successful African wild dog breeding programme.
 Known in the past as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre the name has recently been changed to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of the cheetahs as well as other rare and endangered species.
Copy from the website: http://www.dewildt.co.za

A rescued blue crane.

The wild dog remains one of my most beloved wild animals.

Pretoria Zoo

Some snaps shots from my moments at the Pretoria Zoo. I tried to shoot it so it wouldn't look like they're in cages.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Setting the table for dinner

Gifts from Kamers

Gifts I bought for myself at Kamers.

Can't bear the heat

There are no tigers in Africa

There are no tigers in Africa. Except in zoos. National Zoological Gardens - Pretoria.

From the top

View from the top, looking back on the city, shrouded in the haze of a cloudy day. Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort.

Veld beauty

I'm sorry I cannot resist veld flowers. Love them. These were taken at the top of the cableway - Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort.

Easter treat

It seems so long along but I made up these easter 'parcels' for everyone. It was such fun, we all sat around and ate until no one had space for lunch ;-)

Monday, 5 May 2014

A collection of books

Wow! Collectors Treasury, books and antiques. You could just get lost in the wonderful chaos of this collection of books. It's amazing what memories seeing some of the titles brought back. Mrs Beetons!

Kamers Easter 2014

Always lovely. Such style. Just a little small.