Gattina from Writers Cramps started a meme called "What did you do this weekend?" As she says, you never know when you need an alibi!
This weekend, (which is Friday and Saturday in the Sudan) I, once again, photographed the birds on the bird feeder. I was surprised at how many Cut-Throat Finches visit our feeder now. They are seed-eaters so they ignore the fruit and enjoy the birdseed which Grant puts out for them
I always marvel at how the doves are everywhere. They never miss an opportunity, do they. Here the finches have to compete with Miz Dovey for the seed
The common bulbul whose call sounds like "Frederick" here in the Sudan, enjoys the fruit I put out for them. Their all-time favourite is banana, with grapes as their second choice. Here Frederick tucks into the sliced orange on the menu today
We've started taking Shadow, the cat out for rides in the Landcruiser. He is an amazing cat. He doesn't complain about being in a car (like all our cats at home do!) and he is interested in everything going on outside the vehicle. Above he gets his first view of the Nile River, although he was more interested in the vehicles passing at the T-junction ahead
Shadow cannot get enough of all the sights that we pass as we drive through the streets
Shadow decides to get a better view of the trip
Oi Pops, do you know where you are going?
We also spent the day in the desert again this weekend (more on this tomorrow). On the way we stopped at the Sudanese gentleman who makes sesame seed oil, which I posted about on Saturday. After a hearty greeting and handshakes all around, we gave him his photos. He and his son were thrilled.
I also caught Shadow on camera while playing Peek - a - boo with him behind the pillows on the settee. (You can see that I'm seriously missing my grandchildren ! ) Shadow dives in behind the cushions and when you walk past he hurtles out and takes a swipe at you with his paw. Brat-cat!
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The Arabic word for weekend is Nhāyh al-ʼSbwʻ (n-hi-y a Esbowa) Esbowa is week and N-hi-y is end