Saturday, August 19, 2017

Special Critters and snow

 Baboons along the road as we travel to the shops in Champagne Valley

Chacma Baboons are prolific in the Champagne Valley; especially where there in human habitation. They are a great nuisance in the campsites and in many people's gardens. Humans have caused these animals to become too tame and actually enter you home or tent if there's something left open and causing great damage and an even greater mess. 

 On Thursday the cold front finally arrived. When the clouds lifted off the moutains they were covered with snow

 I snapped these birds overhead while volunteering at the Parkrun this mornning. I'm not sure what they are although Grant says they're vultures. They're too small for me to make a positive ID

Beautiful aloes with the dam in the background at the Parkrun venue this morning 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters here


  1. It is a shame that humans have disturbed so much of nature. Glad no baboons in my area.

    The aloe very lovely.

  2. the mountains look like icing on a cake and wow on baboons, I forgot you have them there. the bears are doing that here, getting in tents/houses and garbage cans. do you have bears in Africa? love that aloe

  3. Great captures of the mountains and the Baboons.
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  4. Hi Jo
    So many paths to tread in this place...
    I do like the rocky mountains and the yellow flower, so different!
    Nice weekend


  5. Hello Jo, how are you feeling? I hope you are recovered after your last incident. The baboons are cool but I want not want them in my house. I can imagine the mess. The snow is pretty, not ready for here though. I love the beautiful aloe plants. Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  6. snow sure can sparkle up a mountain face :)

  7. The snow look so out of place in that beautiful setting!


  8. the aloes look beautiful in bloom. The mountains also look fabulous with snow on top. Do you get snow on the mountains every winter?

  9. snow, I did not think you would have snow there. Love the critters

  10. You can keep the snow something I have never liked, far too cold for me!!! Take care Diane


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