Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: South Africa

The time I was stopped for shooting in downtown Johannesburg

True story. Last weekend I took a trip from Pretoria to Johannesburg with three friends to explore. We started at 44 Stanley for coffee, before spending several hours at the … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Where the wild horses roam

Yesterday I promised that I would continue the story about the wild horses of Kleinmond & Botriver, so here we go: A few years ago, while visiting my mother in … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Continuing to bring hope to a dusty mass of shacks

I haven’t blogged here for two months, but there are some posts that just need to be written! Early last year I wrote about friends who were volunteering in a … Continue reading

May 16, 2016

Take a moment to slow down and breathe

I think sometimes we just need photos of dusk (and sunsets specifically) to help us slow down and take a breath. Over the last few weeks I have been overwhelmed … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Where fire and water do mix

One of my first blog posts here was about a gala (swim meet) at my alma mater, Pretoria Boys High. It was my nephew’s final inter-house gala of his school … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Helping turn children’s dreams into reality

Over the years my mother has held several jobs, the latest being as fundraiser for an NGO called the Enlighten Education Trust in Hermanus, an hour and a half out … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 4 Comments