Is a blue heeler puppy, five weeks old in this photo… (above.)
We name all our pets after famous people! Miss Ellie is named after Miss Ellie in the TV program “Dallas…”
Nearly a year in the photo above, Miss Ellie is a character. She spends a large part of her day trying to herd the chickens! She has a very annoying yip yip bark, but makes up for it with a cute smile!
She was bred from Nicholas Bishop’s pair, Riley and Snow!
And no, I’m not swearing. It’s what this tree, with an amazing show of flowers is commonly called.
The Latin name…Terminalia randii
On my walk, I couldn’t help noticing them, a bright splash of colour against the green foliage…
And the trunk of this tree, for the tree huggers!
I found these wildflowers up a flat topped hill overlooking Umguza (Bulawayo.)
Polygala sphenoptera, I’m told!
And this above: Otoptera burchellii from the PAPILIONOIDEAE family.
This one, below is pretty common – to be found in vlei areas – a brilliant colour
Love the little hairies
I took this photo of Bulawayo from up one of the many flat topped hills that outcrop around the city
We crossed this stream on the way to a place called Kenkando. Only later, did we discover it is within walking distance…um not my walking distance, mind…of Kavanika – another of the churches where we had to look for water.
Love the little piggies!
I’m told they are a kind of fig… (the tree, not the piggies!)
This series is taken driving between Lusulu and Binga.
Rivers have cut through the plateau, creating these escarpments.
I took the above pic leaning over the escarpment…eeuuw – and it was slippery from the rain!
We managed to dodge the rain most of the time, but the light was special. Strong African light, filtered by rain clouds!
I love goats, and couldn’t resist this one…
Taken at Manjolo, SDA Church, in the Binga area
We come from dry Matabeleland, where there is never enough rain and most of the time, our dams are empty. So when we turn that last corner at Binga, (pictured below) we usually get the “Augh” from the guys on the back – and this time was no exception!
Even though Kariba is low, its still a heck of a lot more water than we have in the south!
Boy I love this hill!
You can just see the kapenta fishing boats in the distance.
Is in the Binga area, with an escarpment towering above it. The trees are large, the road, terrible!
A series of gardens run through the middle of several lands and people grow vegetables as well as banana’s and mangos.
Looks like wells may be a better option here than a borehole.
Traditional homes here are mostly for shelter from the sun, and have breeze blocks built in to cool them.
We found a tree there, that’s berries taste like peanut butter!
And wild flowers!