Tag Archives: nature

Tyger, Tyger

The royal Bengal tiger. I would like to visit India and see it in its natural environment! Until then, thank you to Ram’s Foto for the public domain pictures. Which means you can have one too: Royal Bengal Tiger by … Continue reading

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Hello Helianthus

I love sunflowers and their fabulous Fibonaccity. I have spent an enjoyable time looking at pictures of them- my own are few and far between. The sunflower’s disk is especially impressive, with its smaller ray florets. (Thank you, StinkBreath!) (By StinkBreath – … Continue reading

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Wild Gardenia

 The fragrant, exquisite Wild gardenia, Rothmannia capensis (wildekatjiepiering, which translates as wildcat-saucer) has the miaowsical ability to make you feel happy! Or confused, if you are a kitty trying to lap up that creamy milk. Then you’d have a sick … Continue reading

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Stick-to-it Gecko

Just a  devilish gecko.They don’t need sneakers. But they are tops! H/ T  to biomimetics!

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Saturday Saddle-billed Stork

Giddy-up; it’s the Saddle-billed stork, the hieroglyph “ba“! Some own pics: (h/t to biodiversity explorer for some more name translations) (Merchandise.)

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Banana Beak

One of my favourite birds: the Southern yellow-billed hornbill. I am amazed that I have so few shots! They are common, yet I have neglected taking pictures of them. The Biodiversity Explorer site gives some translations of its name; distribution and … Continue reading

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More Birds

On the first day of … Hanukkah, I guess… I have two more birds: the African jacana, and the Marico sunbird: It’s a pity that The Atlas of Southern African Birds is out of print, but check the Wikipedia links … Continue reading

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A Spring in the Step

 asphalt footsteps past potted olive trees and bulbs green shoots through black earth

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Ziziphus Haiku

Ziziphus trumps sisyphus. What a pinnacle of a tree for Z! Hail the wonderful Ziziphus Mucronata (Willd), Blinkblaar-wag-‘n-bietjie, Jujubier de la hyène, Juba plant (in The Love Potion)  of Herman Charles Bosman, the ultimate aphrodisiac! Now, please head on  over to Catch 26 and … Continue reading

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Ulysses Blue Haiku

(h/t to Papilio ulysses) Related articles Papilio polyxynes – Eggs on Fennel (crowblackcrow.wordpress.com) Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) (tagishwildlife.wordpress.com)

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