Category Archives: Fauna

The animal and bird kingdom

Cat Lady

I’ve missed my morning walks over the past few months, since I developed a problem with my foot.  We live in a fairly well populated residential area that has lots of parklands, greens, play areas … and cats.  During the … Continue reading

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Just a cat…

She was just a cat, and maybe not even have been a queen, but for the sake of brevity I’ll call this cat a ‘she’.  In any case, I’m not sure a tom would keep himself quite this clean, even … Continue reading

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A Dog Around the House

What a lovely day I’ve had! It’s several years since our two Border Collies died, after a long life that involved travelling with us from South Africa to Germany, on to England and then to their final home with us … Continue reading

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Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge – ‘Beginnings’

To me, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being – Mahatma Gandhi. Or if you prefer a more prosaic outlook: And there shall come a kingdom in which the lion shall lie … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree

Both of my photos for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  (Carefree)  were taken at the fishing port in Javea, Spain, which seems to attract its fair share of animals waiting for the fleet to come in during the late afternoon.  … 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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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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