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 skynwit the fethurs and the taile aboughtthe body, And serue... Continue Reading →

Snow Queens.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen' SNOW QUEENS Arrayed in their finest corolla, snow queens gape from the height of the chaotic shrub. A few, inquisitive, spruced-up debutantes peep through dense variegated leaves, surveying the garden’s display and wildlife: what’s buzzing around or crawling on the ground. Others twist and twirl in all directions, perhaps to satisfy... Continue Reading →

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