Monthly Archives: July 2013

When Nature Doesn’t Cut It …

On the whole, I think nature had the edge…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece

When I use the word ‘masterpiece’, I refer to the subject not the photo itself, of course.  🙂  (Taken in the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sidney.) Post your interpretation of ‘Masterpiece’ to the Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Ducks Galore (France)

There’s no end to the variety of ducks to be found on the canals of France.  And then of course there’s Duck a l’Orange.  😉 These photographs were taken along the Canal du Midi and the Canal Lateral a la … Continue reading

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The Coypu – France

We had been in France for more than a year before I saw my first Coypu.  We were in southern France in a little village called Dieupentale, which is located in the Tarn-et-Garonne department of the Midi Pyrenees region.  Suddenly, … Continue reading

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Le Citadel, Besancon, France

Besançon, the capital of France-Compte, is a beautiful old city nestling at the foot of a towering promontory, Mount St Etienne, at the top of which lies Le Citadel.  This site, nominated a World Heritage site in 2008 was the … Continue reading

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African Penguins at Boulders , South Africa

In the early eighties a pair of penguins turned up at Foxy Beach, Boulders, near Simon’s Town.  After a couple of years they began to breed and by the late nineties there were over 2000 birds living there. Cape Peninsula … Continue reading

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Owls at Boschendahl, South Africa

Each time we visit Cape Town we always make a point of visiting the Boschendahl vineyard for a picnic lunch.  Here, in beautiful grounds complete with a lily pond and sparkling white gazebo, a traditional picnic basket is brought to … Continue reading

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Seals at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Over several visits to Cape Town we’d got used to seeing the odd seal swimming around in the waters near the bridge that crosses the harbour. They always attracted excited attention. Gradually the numbers increased, and in April 2010 when … Continue reading

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The Goats of Fairview, South Africa

These goats are a feature of life at the Fairview vineyard in the south Paarl region of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. If you weren’t aware of this ‘gotel’ it comes as something of a surprise to find a head … Continue reading

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Currently we spend a lot of time on the French waterways, but on our travels through South Africa, Singapore, Australia, France, Germany, Spain and the UK over the years, we’ve seldom been without a camera.  The following photographs with accompanying … Continue reading

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