Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tractor photo?

Good morning dear Blogger friends. 

Living on this farm for the past four years, I see tractors on a daily basis. I have just (this week) procured the roadworthy and licenses for the twenty farm vehicles of which five are tractors. Four of these don't display license discs as they only travel on the farm roads.  

So why would Jo take a photo of a tractor? This tractor was standing on a grass verge of the main road between the farm and Estcourt, a nearby town. I was on my way to have lunch with a friend who lives just off the road and stopped to snap the tractor. 

The other reason I took this photo, was to get back into my Wednesday theme of interesting lines or contours and continue in that theme. 

So here goes: my New Year's blog resolution to keep up posting and visiting your blogs. 


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Danger alert...

 ...or not! 

If you've seen my Saturday post, you will know that Skabby alerted me to the presence of a snake. Not a too-venomous snake, but after taking photos, I moved it carefully from near the veranda to under the shrubs at the bottom of my garden. 

My first thought was to see where the cats was and of course, keep Skabby from biting the snake in half! 

Whoo-hoo, I protect Mum and the kitties from danger - like snakes and things...
Where Mum? Where is the snake? 

All the noise outside interrupted my kitty nap
Snake? I have bigger teeth than a snake, Mum! 

Happy Sunday to you all ! 

Saturday, January 22, 2022


Red-lipped herald -  this was a very feisty snake! 

Here the midsection is visibly "fatter" and lumpy

These last two images are from where I had deposited the snake in the bottom of my garden

Good afternoon dear Blogger friends. This morning as I was leaving for Parkrun, Skabby barked into the flowerbed next to the veranda. He always barks and snaps at the bumble bees in the garden, so I shooshed him away and took a closer look.

Nah. No bumble bee this time. It was a rather fat snake coiled up on the cool soil between the bulbines. I dashed for my camera and took several photos. Then, using the small garden fork, I picked up the snake and carried it to the  shrubs at the bottom of my garden.

I recognized the snake: a red-lipped herald. These are harmless to humans and animals but can be quite ferocious. And this one was. I think it was a female snake. The middle section looked quite lumpy. And it was only afterwards that I thought I should have carried the snake out to the paddock beyond the farm gates.

Mmm. Now she may come back to my veranda which is level with the garden and have her brood of baby vipers there. 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen, here