Sunday, February 19, 2023

19/02/2023 Just a few more photos along our South African route....

 The order of photos should be from the bottom up but Google has a mind of its own!!

Knysna heads taken from the breakfast room in our B & B.

African art in Knysna - made from junk metal.

The view from our room at the Knysna B & B.

Four-striped grass mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio) seen at Oudtshoorn.

Ostrich at Oudtshoorn.

Protea (Mimetes cucullatus) seen at George.

Mossel Bay...

Surfing at Mossel Bay.

Clouds and some rain leaving Arniston.

Giant short-tail stingray (Dasyatis brevicaudata) - Struisbaai harbour.

White-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) - Struisbaai ...

As above

Cape spurfowl or Cape francolin (Pternistis capensis).

We are having a great time - not sure when there will be another edition of photodiary but....


My local list of wildflowers. (91 Species 13/12/2022).

Joining up with My Corner of the World.

27 comments:

  1. I especially love the animals from metal, the mouse and the protea. Looks like a great trip.

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    1. Thanks Joan there are some great African artists around and I particularly like that Protea I do not remember seeing one like that before. All going well so far ūüėä Hugs Diane

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  2. I so enjoyed this post, Diane. Just beautiful…love the animals especially. Continued enjoyment, you two!

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    1. Thanks Marie we are really enjoying our trip. Very windy today but hopefully it will settle soon. Cheers Diane

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  3. Love seeing your pics of South Africa. A place I have never been, so I love to see it through your eyes. Thanks

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    1. Thanks Pam, I hope to get quite a lot of photos of SA up in the months after we return home. Keep well, Diane

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  4. Coucou Diane,
    Belle série. J'espère que tu profites bien du voyage.
    Il ne pleut toujours pas dans les Charentes. C'est très inquiétant pour le printemps.
    Bisous

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    1. Coucou Nathailie,
      Nous faisons un super voyage, il y a tellement de choses à voir,
      Nos prévisions indiquent qu'il pleut autour de Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure donc j'espère que notre jardin n'est pas sec.
      Bisous.

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  5. From your superb photos, Diane, that place looks fabulous. You certainly found yourselves a room with a view! The wildlife around you is wonderful, and the scrap metal art is to die for. I'm so pleased that you are having a great time.

    All continues to improve here.

    My very best wishes to you both - - - Richard

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    1. Glad to hear there is an improvment there. So much to see here but a lot is beyond what my camera can cope with, Just too far away. Keep well and best wishes to you both. Diane

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  6. Sand, African sun, sea and, birds. What's not to like? Looks like you're making the most of it Diane.

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    1. Yes we are enjoying the trip, and I did not intend blipping while I was a away but.......Cheers Diane

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  7. Beautiful photos from Africa. I like the metal animal sculptures and of course photos of real animals.

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    1. Thanks Nancy and yes the African art work is very special. This weekend we are hoping to see a lot more real animals. Hope you are feeling better. Take care Diane

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  8. Lovely. Brings back many memories.

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    1. Thanks Gaelyn, I hope that you may soon be able to enjoy a trip yourself. Keep well Diane

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  9. So glad all is going well. Beautiful places and photos.

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    1. Thanks Diane we are having a fabulous holiday, we have seen so much and enjoyed seeing our friends. Cheers t'other Diane

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  10. Marvelous series of photos Diane and that horse sculpture was quite magnificent! Enjoyed he wildlife, that little mouse was adorable and the flowers beautiful! Spectacular scenery also.

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    1. Thanks so much, I agree that horse is amazing. Cheers Diane

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  11. You always share such wonderful photo's, Diane. So glad I stopped in today. xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sally, I am also glad you stopped by xx Diane

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  12. Hi Diane – love the photos … and that smell of the earth – always a good smell … beautiful coast at Mossel Bay. Four-striped grass mouse – delightful little thing – while ostriches always amaze me. The Knysna views – and that junk metal art … bringing back many memories. Just happy to see you're enjoying yourselves … enjoy! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary we are having a very happy time and I am delighted that we are bringing back good memories. Take care, cheers Diane

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  13. Looks like a wonderful trip!!!

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