Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: Nature

Old Bucket of Bones

A jumble of words about the nameless wreck down the beach from our regular holiday spot. She’s disappearing fast though.   Old bucket of bones grey skeleton of the seas … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Parting shots from the Cape

So, what do you think? Shall I post one more time from the Cape before flying back to the hustle and bustle of Gauteng? I think so. Back up-country my … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

In search of horses, I found death in the dying light

Yesterday evening I went in search of the mythical “wild horses of Botriver & Kleinmond”. Just outside Kleinmond, towards Hermanus, one takes the turn-off from the R44 down a dirt road to … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rainy days in the Cape

The last two days have been cold and rainy – which is typical in the Cape in winter. Don’t get me wrong – I love the weather. The only negative … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Oh fynbos, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind …

Fynbos (pronounced feɪnbɒs) is a small belt of vegetation in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms, and … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Just another bleeding beautiful dusk

Are you ready for a few more beautiful sunset/dusk photos on my blog? I don’t have anything profound to say, so I shall just post a few pics taken over the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

At the start of the day, and the end of it

Last week I got up earlier than usual to drive to Grand Central Airport, from where I was going on a short helicopter flight to get some aerial photos of a … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hold on, what? It’s spring already?

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, spring officially starts on March 19 or March 20 this year. According to a French news report though, spring sprung on the 1st of March, and will official … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 7 Comments

A walk through rain and shine

I think I mentioned the weather in my previous post: mostly cold and rainy, which is typical of Normandy in the winter. But I’ve tried to get out for a … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 1 Comment