Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Macro love

I am absolutely loving my macro lens right now – more even than my much-used wide angle and 50mm … Over the weekend I let it loose in my mother’s house where, … Continue reading

June 8, 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

World Play Day comes to Hermanus

I would imagine that “World Play Day” last Friday would have passed without most people even knowing it existed. But for the 100-odd children who were invited to come and … Continue reading

May 31, 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

In search of a specific nude on an Indian Ocean island

Last year while I was living in Madagascar, a group of friends came to visit. I deserted them soon after they arrived, leaving them to travel to île St. Marie … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

Goodbye for now

Well, that’s that then. Six weeks in Europe! I leave you with exactly six things I learnt while there. Google Maps does not show how hilly (or not) an area is, … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 4 Comments