Summer in South Africa has brought forth bright and splendid colours. One of my favourite trees are the Jacarandas! I eagerly await every summer for them to bloom their purple blossoms, that also leave a lilac blanket on the floor.
We don’t get tornadoes here in South Africa, but yesterday there was a suspicious looking cloud hovering above my house when it rained. It looked like one tried to form. I could see it from the highway and it had a much stronger funnel, but it had pretty much dissipated by the time I got to my house 15 minutes later. Haha, shame, I call it the little tornado that couldn’t. 😀
I adore butterflies. There aren’t so many of them around like when I was little, and I blame the eighties. I remember when I was small, the uneducated trend of catching butterflies, killing them and placing them in frames disturbed me.
I visited Butterflies for Africa in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and I fell in love with this little guy. He looks like royalty in those splendid green and gold colours!
It was a pleasure to get to see so many butterflies up close. I also saw a gorgeous glass winged butterfly but battled to capture him 😦
And to end it off, their coffee shop rocks! How is this awesome sandwich, I just had to show you – cheese, tomato, avocado and pepperdews (a South African sweet piquanté pepper) with a sweet chilli sauce on a French loaf. Ahh, pepperdews. My reason for being! I had no shame in devouring the entire thing. By myself.
I work on the top floor of my department and the view from my window is pretty cool, especially in summer, when the green ground meets with blue sky. The colours are awesome together!
This is the building opposite mine, that I never fail to stare at when I walk past. I have never been much of a fan of ivy on buildings. There was this one particular house when I was little that was completely covered in ivy and my mom used to tell us that a witch lived there. So it put me off, understandably so. 😀 But I think the ivy lining these windows is so pretty. No witches here! (Okay, maybe some staff members definitely qualify)
One of my favourite places to go for a break is next to the Kruger National Park. A place called Marloth Park. I’m a massive animal nut and the wild animals come right up to your door!
The last time i went I decided to make them some Apple Molasses treats – grated apple, carrot, oats and molasses. One zebra pushed me back into the house to get more!