Wild Life with some West Coast Flowers

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I am watching you!

Free at Last – Spontaneous Piano Meditation

John Bartels

Playing and recording the music as it automatically emerges for the first time with no score, while meditating.

Buffalo Road Block in Marakela, South Africa


Our friends had to stop and turn round. There are some road blocks you do not mess with!

Thank you to R&L for the photo

Barbecue Heist in South Africa – main suspect at large – Post updated

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Friends of ours are camping at Marakela in the Waterberg. They put some smoked ribs on the fire, and looked forward to a delicious meal – or so they hoped.

The smoked ribs

The smell of the barbecue enticed an ostrich to come and check things out. The ostrich came so close it had to be “shooed” away. Our friends then made their big mistake. They turned their backs on the barbecue. When they looked again the smoked ribs were gone! Below is a picture of the main suspect. The ostrich may have got away with the dinner but Africa gave our friends a glorious sunset in return. Please scroll down.

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The main suspect


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Look who was back the next day checking the barbeque! The main suspect is now “an ostrich of interest” with whom the Barbeque Protection Unit would like to have a chat.

The brazen ostrich

But where is the ostrich. He/she is on the run? Below is a mug shot. If you see the fugitive please alert the BPU.

MUG SHOT of Main suspect – Note the wary look in the eye.

News Flash! See picture below. The Main suspect is back – again!


Flowers in the West Coast National Park, Langebaan, South Africa – August 2021

The flowers on the West Coast. What a gift from our Wonderful Creator! As Heilie wrote: “We experienced God’s paint brush in all its colours.”

To God be the glory”

Pictures from Heilie. Published with her permission. Thank you.

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Thanks again to Heilie

A Magnificent Nyala up close and personal

This beautiful Nyala came right up to the chalet where our friends were staying in the Pongola Game Reserve. How lucky can you get! Another South African treasure.

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Thank you T&D August 30, 2021

Golden Wildebeest – Exotic and Beautiful

South African treasure. Enjoy these pictures of golden wildebeest, taken in the Pongola Game Reserve in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. right now. What beautiful animals.

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Thanks to T&D for the pictures.

More Stars from the Kruger National Park, South Africa – August 2021

Our friends continue to send us pictures from Kruger, where they are visiting at the moment. The opening star is the Impala Lily. Isn’t that colour splendid? Next follow 7 pictures of animal stars. Who says you don’t see lions close up?

Please scroll down. Thank you T&D for the pictures.

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Impala Lily in the Kruger Park
“Did you hear that noise?”
“I am surprised you saw me!”
Casanova showing off!
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Stick together everyone! Water holes can be dangerous.
Kruger beauty!
Bath time
Where is the “DISTURB AT YOUR PERIL” sign?

Kruger National Park August 2021

Good friends are visiting Kruger this week. They have seen plenty of game including a leopard. They are having a great time. Here are some of the pictures they have WhatsApped to me. Enjoy!

Six pictures, starting with a picture they took of two baboons in a tree!

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Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
Snooze time! Its been 35 degrees!
Mother never sleeps.
I am ok. All of you drink first!
Take your time. I don’t mind waiting!
Armed and dangerous (ask any baboon).

PS The Baboons were not in a tree above the lions! If they were, that is what they would be thinking!