Thursday, 21 September 2017

EARLY MORNING IN PARIS


An early midwinter stroll through the deserted streets of Paris, provided the opportunity to take this photograph. Was it the cold that kept everyone indoors? Probably ...

Paris
December 2013

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

MORNING MEETING AT THE FOUNTAIN


An early morning meeting at the fountain in front of the University of Barcelona where the pigeons discuss their strategic plans for the day ... 
As usual their day starts with a low-key photo opportunity for the camera-toting tourists.


 Barcelona
April 2017

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

BIRDSONG


A Chinese proverb says:
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
  It sings because it has a song!"






Monday, 18 September 2017

TRUE BLUE FALSE BAY


This view of the distant Kogelberg across False Bay was taken from Rhodes Drive above Muizenberg. False Bay was named more than 300 years ago by sailors who mistook this bay for Table Bay where the harbour which was eventually called Cape Town, was situated.

OJ

Saturday, 16 September 2017

SAINT LUCRE ... ?


One could be excused for thinking that one has stumbled upon a new church in Paris, but upon looking more closely, one sees that it is the headquarters of a French bank!

I suppose that there are people whose love of money is almost a religion!

They could possibly benefit from reading Ecclesiastes Ch.5 verse 10 ...

"Whoever loves money, never has enough ... "

OJ 

Friday, 15 September 2017

PEEKABOO


This young rock rabbit (hyrax or dassie) seemed to be playing a game of peekaboo with me as he poked his head out of the bush at the bottom of our garden. He may appear cute and cuddly, but wreaks havoc in the garden where he has a special affection for any young shoots on our plants.

OJ

Thursday, 14 September 2017

DRY LAND


Driving through the drought-stricken Karoo, one experiences the consequences of the lack of rain - bare areas of no vegetation, dry dead grass, dust and no animals. According to some farmers, only 24mm of rain has fallen this year! It will rain again ... but when?

On the road between Klaarwater and Prince Albert
September 2017