Author: Cheryl King

Sydney distracted me from blogging!!

I’m blaming Sydney for my silence!! Wow, have I been slack!! Its been over a month since I wrote my last blog.  This means I have broken the cardinal rule of blogging: ‘You must be regular’ – ‘Your readers must hear from you consistently’, ‘keep those posts coming’. It’s not that I’ve tired of this hobby, or that I have run out of ideas.  In fact, it’s the complete opposite.  I’ve just returned home after spending two glorious months exploring Sydney and have an archive of photos, notes as well as ideas in my head. I was to0 busy...

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Glebe – Worth a visit (or maybe two?)

Visiting the charming suburb Glebe in Sydney is worth it. In fact you will probably want to make it two or more visits!!  I did. Glebe is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs dating back to the 1820’s.  It has over 20 heritage-listed buildings, including rows of 19th century terrace houses, beautiful Victorian homes and worker cottages. Although I had been to Glebe before to visit an interesting market held each Saturday, I wanted to explore this area and find more gems.   An example of some of the homes in Glebe dating back many years.  Fortunately they have been...

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Rainbow Lorikeets – Our Noisy Neighbours

One of the first birds I saw when I visited Devan in Sydney last year was a flock of Rainbow Lorikeets.  I labeled them ‘Our Noisy Neighbours” as they screeched and chattered while I enjoyed my early morning coffee. It’s easy to see why they’re called ‘rainbow’ lorikeets.  They have almost all the colours of a rainbow.  Their heads are blue/mauve, their backs deep green and they have orange/yellow breasts with a yellow collar on their necks.  Added to that, they have red wing coverts when they fly. God must have been in playful mood when he designed these...

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MAKULEKE’S BOABAB HILL BUSH HOUSE

Makuleke’s Boabab Hill Bush Lodge was our home for 5 whole days.  We were able to explore every nook and cranny in this magnificent wilderness.  The game vehicle provided along with a guide took us along all the alluring dust roads branching off the main road where ‘ordinary’ people are not permitted to go. They can only drive along the tar road that crosses the Luvubu River to Pafuri Gate.   Does this mean I was no longer ordinary? Any visitor to this pristine exciting wilderness will not feel ordinary, and I can vouch for that. Don’t be misled, we...

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Out of this World

This weeks Photo Challenge is ‘Out of the World’.    We needed to share a picture that takes us on a journey into the unknown. My favourite pastime is walking along nature paths scouring the sky and trees for birds.  One morning while hiking through the ancient fig forest in Ndumu Game Reserve, my eye fell on a bright green leaf lying on the forest floor.  It was unusually bright compared to the more dull leaves around us. As I approached it suddenly burst open to reveal this was no leaf.  It was beautiful insect and I was privy...

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