The temperatures have dipped somewhat with a low 8°C and only reaching 14°C during the day.
As Ambrose posted yesterday, much preparation and protection is given to the horses' stables and Guinea Pigs dwellings to ensure they're warm and comfortable. The dogs both have tires lined with thick blankets and each stands on large doormats which I brought from Marquard with our last load. They are in the rondawel next door to us, with the door slightly ajar so that Skabenga can patrol the yard at night. Eddie sleeps way back in the rondawel behind the washbasin and is well-protected against the elements.
The cats? Well, the cats are either draped all over our bed or on asleep their own sheepskin donuts.
Cathkin and Champagne Castle with snowy peaks
for the first time this winter
Leonotis leonarus (Wild Dagga) in full bloom
against the snowy mountain backdrop
The roses are glorious at the moment too
Polygala fruticosa (Petite butterfly sweet pea shrub) flowering as well
I hope you enjoyed seeing the winter blooms as well as the exciting snow in South Africa!
HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU ALL !