Splitting Hares

Scrub hare in the garden

Over the last few days we have been graced by numerous sightings of hares. They have come very close to our house, on the lawn in the early morning and evening, as well as along the approach road to the self-catering cottages. The hares have come to nibble on the…

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Protea feathers

Male flower of Aulax umbellata (broad-leaved featherbush, Proteaceae)

Most proteas are winter or spring flowering, so by mid-summer their spectacle is over. This does not mean to say that the fynbos is then devoid of their unusual shape and form. There are other members of the protea family, Proteaceae, to take their place. At Phillipskop, the most prominent…

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How close can you go?

Cape River Frog (Amietia fuscigula)

The great aspect of photographing plants is that they don’t move away from you, so one can take one’s time getting into the right position. With animals one is never quite sure how long they will hang around once they have seen you. Digital photography has transformed the photographing of…

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