Sunday, December 5, 2021

Rainy weather prevails

 Good morning dear Blogger friends. It is summer here in South Africa and the rainy weather has set in. When it stops, the weather turns hotter than hot. So Skabby and I have to wait for gaps in the weather (and of course, between my tasks), to get out and back on our farm walks.

A pair of Yellow-billed duck
A happy boy
Early morning on the farm - nothing beats it

Sacred Ibis  on the bank

On the road back, I pricked my ears at a kraaaak-kraaak sound. I scanned the bush on my right and sure enough, there was a Swainson's Spurfowl. While I photographed this bird in full cry, I heard a reply from its mate a little way off. 
Swainson's Spurfowl 

Back home, a very hot dog jumped into his plodging bowl with both front feet

I'm off to collect Thandi in the township. Her daughter, Thombi and sister, Mavis always catch a lift with me as public transport is non-existent on a Sunday. I will drop these two ladies where they manage Senqui retail outlets at the Thokosiza Lifestyle Centre. Thandi and I will proceed to The Bunker to clean after our weekend guests check out at 10am. 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. Thank you for taking us walking with you.

  2. Hello, Jo,
    I am glad you and Skabby can get out for a walk. Skabby enjoyed his swim and fun times dunking in the bowl. Nice looking ducks, The Sacred ibis is a cool bird, the Spurfowl is new to me. Great photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and a great new week! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  3. The dog has the right idea to stay cool! Love that beautiful Ibis too..what a stately bird. Have a good day! Stay safe and healthy.

  4. Wonderful photos and captures. I really love the big water bowl that Skabby drinks and splashes in. It makes me laugh, what a great bowl for the "big guy".:-) Thanks for sharing and have a great week, Jo.


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