More Pictures – Mountain Zebra National Park

The pictures of the Mountain Zebra Park near Cradock in the Eastern Cape in South Africa generated quite a bit of interest, Here are some more pictures taken by other friends recently. I will try and get more pictures that we took a while ago. The Park is a great place to visit. Question: Who have those four naughty junior zebras seen coming? See below.

Yet another stunning view
Waiting while mom has a nap
Four naughty members of the junior soccer team playing truant – who have they seen coming?
Watch out – It is the Secretary to the School Principal!

Mountain Zebra National Park

This wonderful National Park is near Cradock in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. These pictures were taken by good friends in the Park this week. Enjoy

.Six pictures. Why are the two buck on full alert? Scroll down for the answer!

Words cannot describe the view
Beware!
Do you like my football jersey?
Why are they on full alert?
Here is the reason to be alert!
Keeping an eye on a possible drama!

Birds wearing their coats “of many colours”

Good friends of ours have just been to the Birds of Eden Free Flight Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay in South Africa where they took these great pictures. Aren’t the colours amazing! “Joseph, don’t be too envious!”

A thought: To think that these beautiful birds are a result of (Time+Chance+Cosmic Soup) is laughable! So, where did these gorgeous birds come from? Look below the last picture.

Please scroll down. There are six pictures. Thank you.

Praise the Lord of all creation for the gift of these beautiful birds.

Bird Migration tonight in the United States. Lord of all creation we salute You.

4.1 million birds are forecast to pass over Maryland tonight! 14 September 2020. Link.

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To God be the Glory

Food for Thought: The Centre Cannot Hold

Why is there a feeling that things are falling apart in these uncertain times? Do we sense that anarchy is increasingly eroding law and order? What has happened to ethics? Is there a centre that is falling apart? What is that centre? What is your centre? What is my centre?

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“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

Opening to The Second Coming – W. B. Yeats, 1865 – 1939

A precious wagtail moment

Watch this precious moment when a young wagtail is fed cheese by one of its parents. We were privileged to see this, this morning in Port Elizabeth South Africa, outside our kitchen. Enjoy.

Beautiful flowers and trees from the land of the Kookaburra (Part 2)

“It is not fair calling Australia “the land of the Kookaburra”. What a cheek! I am a beautiful swamp hen. I also live in Australia. And look at the fantastic way that I walk. Eat your heart out, Kookaburra!”😊

“OK, now I have got that off my chest, look below at these four pictures from the land of the Swamp Hen.” Please scroll down

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Kangaroo Paws

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More Kangaroo Paws

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Wild Wattle

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“I am still waiting for a turn to show you some pictures. I am also from Australia, you know!”

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Thanks again to our friends in Australia for the pictures

Beautiful flowers from the land of the Kookaburra (Part 1)

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Australia is not only the land of the kookaburra. It also has magnificent scenery. There are also many beautiful flowers.

Today my wife and her Australian friend were chatting about this and that and they got onto the subject of the flowers in her Australian garden. We asked her to send some pictures, which she did with some comments.

Here are some of the pictures with comments.

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(Did I hear the kookaburra say “The flowers in this garden are fair dinkum”?)

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“A hedge of azaleas at our front door”

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Xmas cactus

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“Bromeliads…not unlike the stag horn ….”

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“That show off kookaburra got in first to introduce the pictures of the flowers. We were busy waiting for fisherman to clean their catch. Our turn, next time.”

This might interest you

The Obesa Nursery in Graaff-Reinet

and

Some famous advice from the 5th Century AD https://johnbartels.com/2020/06/07/the-salutation-of-the-dawn/