Friday, July 31, 2015

Sunrise in other forms

Traveling to the city earlier this week, I captured the sun rising in the mirror, on a house window and on vehicles on the road. 

I'm linking to Skywatch Friday here

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Good fences, necessary barriers

I was in the city on Tuesday  for my annual medical check-up. It's now mid-winter in South Africa and was still pitch dark when we glided onto the N1 Highway. 
I grabbed my camera and snapped...
29 minutes later we drove through the Toll gate

I'm linking to Good Fences Thursday here

Here's wishing you all a very happy Thursday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Crested Barbet

This post is done with apologies. 

On  Monday I decided to video a Crested Barbet at its early morning song. With the bird perched ever so high in a Syringa tree, I had no lean for my elbows as I recorded this bird's call. I hope you can look past the shakiness and enjoy the Barbet's vibrating bill and chest while it called out the early morning greeting. 

The Crested Barbet's  yellow face speckled with red; black crest and chest band make it easily identifiable. It's the largest barbet in the area. Its call is a loud and sustained unmusical trill: t-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r likened to an alarm clock. 

I'm linking to World Bird Wednesday here

Have a great day!