A Sequence of Pics of the Purple Crested Lourie.

I photographed this lourie (turaco) in my garden. I had previously made a number of attempts to photograph these birds but to no avail. At the sight of me, they took off. This day I was fortunate, as you can see. I think those palm berries were too delicious for the bird to abandon! The... Continue Reading →

The Secret Life of Peafowl.

Can you eat a Peafowl? In Medieval times the birds were prepared by roasting and then the feathers were arranged on and around the roast. This made it appear as if the fowl was still alive! Here’s the presentation instructions from Medieval times; “wynde the skyn wit the fethurs and the taile abought the body,... Continue Reading →

Snow Queens.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen' SNOW QUEENS   I look up. The hibiscuses are invariably there! Peering through their snow-streaked leaves. Gazing down from the heights,   Like inquisitive, spruced up socialites.   Curious they are about their surrounds – What is in the air and on the ground.   They twist and twirl in all... Continue Reading →

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