Wednesday, 26 July 2017

WALKING ON WATER ...


This Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) seems to walk on water as he strides through the shallow water in search of his lunch (small crabs and molluscs). Photographed on the upper reaches of the Bushman's River, Eastern Cape.

OJ

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

INDLULAMITHI


The Zulu name for a giraffe, indlulamithi, describes where it spends most of its time, in its "home in the trees", browsing from the freshest leaves at the very tops of the tallest trees. This young giraffe was photographed near the Kariega River in the Eastern Cape.

OJ

Monday, 24 July 2017

THE END OF THE TOUR ...


The 2017 Tour de France has ended and my life will revert to normal.

The 21 days of the tour have involved an inordinate amount of time watching the cyclists wending their way through the French countryside.

Congratulations to Chris Froome on his 4th Tour de France victory.

I enjoyed every metre of the tour, but I am relieved that it is over.

OJ

Saturday, 22 July 2017



This is the AUTRES DIRECTIONS blog's 1000th post! 

The first blog-post was made on 21 April 2014!

THANK YOU for your support 
and feed-back ... Here's to the 
next 1,000 posts!                OJ

Friday, 21 July 2017

CHOICES


The view is always better from higher up
Rise above what makes you feel down.

Cordes-sur-ciel
2017

Thursday, 20 July 2017

BICYCLES


Bicycles "abandoned" in a Bordeaux square. One is padlocked to a lamp post, another is locked to the chain railing while others are left by their owners who trust that their fellow citizens will respect their property ... and they will not be disappointed.  Wonderful!

OJ  

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

LATE AFTERNOON FLIGHT



A late afternoon flight home and instead of paging through an aged dog-eared inflight magazine, I chose to enjoy the view
- a spectacular interplay of clouds and shadows produced by a retiring sun.

OJ