Hello dear Blogger friends. Uh-oh. Once again I have been absent for two weeks. But here I am again.
We had a terribly cold snap and rain on Tuesday this week. And gradually the weather has warmed up. Today has been an idyllic day which, of course, Skabby and I took advantage of. We went for our normal walk to the dam and enjoyed the warmth and a few birds in the area.
The Blacksmith Plover'd reflection in the water is higgledy-piggledy because of a certain dog's plunge into the dam
A very agitated plover on the edge of the damFor the past three weeks this single Blacksmith Plover has been very agitated by our presence; especially when Skabby arrives to jump into the dam. A plover will try to divert your attention from where its mate is sitting on eggs. They make a shallow nest in the open ground. I have walked all over around the dam, trying to see the nest or the mother nesting. However, the plover becomes so agitated, that I have stopped looking.
An African Sacred Ibis also on the edge of the dam this morning
Two weeks ago I was so impressed at Eileen's beautiful photography of her lush garden, especially the video of the butterflies on the Buddleia. I decided to keep an eye out for when mine started to bloom. Today I managed a few closeups of the new flowering bunches on the bush.
Close up of my flowering shrub
The weeds in my lawn are flowering as well!
This is the first (and only!) flower on the Tecoma Capensis. It attracts the sunbirds
Ditto with the Plumbago auriculata
This bottlebrush is doing better than the other shrubs. I especially enjoyed the artistic effect of the sunburst through the leaves
A promise of spring in the green fronds
I'm linking to Eileen's post here
HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL!