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Things have been a bit hectic around Plett since the big fire.Taking a drive round the back roads there are still a lot of places that need to be cleared of half burned shrubs and trees. There are still hot spots around which were caused mainly by sparks blown in the wind.
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We are having a good rain at the moment so the little fires should get dampened. We went to the farm at the weaken and there were still a few swirls of smoke coming from the bush. They were mostly the pine needles and dead leaves but still flare up when the berg wind blew. It`s been a cold wind for a few days so that does help.
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One of the other problems is the water restrictions. I don`t worry so much with the flowers anymore but having a water butt enables me to keep my veggies growing. It`s amassing how little water is needed on some veggies to keep them in good health.It`s very strange how a house that is only meters away from the fire front can escape completely.
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This farm only had vynbos around it so was not difficult to save.
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It is easy to see a local car now in the car park as they are coated with ash. I left my car windows just cracked open but the next day it looked like a snow globe inside. Not only is it like living in an ashtray when traveling round but the inside of the car had to have a body spray. There has been a few cases of youngsters letting off crackers and signal flares in the bush beneath the lookout, some have been arrested. I think they are trying to get some time off school because the one I saw was a local teenager .
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Today the sunrise was like a black and white film, so it will be a few days before there is some colour. There was at least a little green still surviving amongst the ashes.
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When I came to SA in 1963 you could buy something with this coin. now it`s worth more as scrap.
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Even though the cat is fed twice a day it just seems to like finding it`s own, and using a lot more energy ๐Ÿ™‚
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The pig seems to be protecting it`s food quite well even against a pitbull.
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I think I will be moving again soon and hope things go a bit smoother. Maybe a removal company would be better ๐Ÿ™‚
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When you have Grand daughters you sometimes have to change your garden ornaments.
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I`m just hoping that they learn to spell before they get a job ๐Ÿ™‚
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Why didn`t they just make the door open outwards ?
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I went out on my daughters boat and got some close ups of some Whales ans Dolphins in the bay.
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To end with I found these on my hard drive, they may cause a smile.

michealanjelo

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This may just be a cultural thing, but at least it`s advertising ๐Ÿ™‚

I would just like to know how it was put under my windscreen wiper blade 1000 km away.

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It`s strange when you look at photos after downsizing. Sometimes you don`t remember where they went, other times giving things away leaves a lasting memory.

These were made from bits of wood that I found in Tokia forest, but gave them all away to friends and family. Some I still see when I visit old friends.

This display wason the wall of my workshop, most of them are now in the UK at my brothers Dojo and are still seem by many of his students.

This is the bike that was raced at the Rainbow track in Jo`burg when Mike Bramley still ran `Hells Angels` They were great days and possible the best motor cycling days of my life.

This was my first car that I had to get once the family started to grow. It was quite good for the kids as we had a nice mattress in the back so they could sleep when they wanted to. I don`t think this would be allowed now but seet belts were no a requirement then. This was in Durban where I traded it in for a Valiant so we could drive down to Cape Town.

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there are also interesting things along the beach. I don`t know where this tree root came from.

2015-05-29 07.06.39And a Sunrise that changes by the day.

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It seems that both the Cat and the Frog enjoy the mice on the farm.

the 50s

If you remember these then you are my age ๐Ÿ™‚

todays veg

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Why use the supermarket when all you need is a small patch of ground. This is a bit of the garden that is at the side of the house, so was a waste to grow flowers, but provides all my fresh veggies. lucky i have kids so am able to pass some along when the crop is too large.Image00845

If you have potholes in your road ask this guy to come along as he`s found a use for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

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As most App`s can be useful, but if not they do make you smile.

britishsummer

Even birds can`t read.

bird on sign

With the new nappies this is a must.

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A new idea for male chauvinist beach bums.

drinkonbeach

This must be where you always take your FLAT mate to improve your chances.

flatmate

It seems the UK is not the only place for obesity..

michealanjelo

It`s amazing the help criminals get on the net.

gantry etoll

Drive carefully especially when leaving the toll roads.

drive carefully

When leaving the toll road don`t end up here…

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If you love cats, this is what the Egyptians did to them after death.

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All animals were sacred, even your Goldfish..

 

 

 

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The sunrise this morning was very subdued as there were no clouds again. However the sunset did make up for it. One frame actually captured a few birds making their wayย  across the sky to their nightly perches. As the sun set behind theย  water tower on the hill, the sky progressed to a beautiful red and was aided by the cloud formation.
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Another amazing thing is that seals catch bigger fish with their mouths than I do with a rod.
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This was taken from a boat in the sea near the Robberg Peninsular where there is a Fir Seal Sanctuary.

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While walking on the beach this morning I found this fish which looks very much like the dried puffer fish that was found on a Hermanus beach.

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Below is the dried version that was taken with one of the first cell phone camera`s.

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Does anyone know if they are the same fish ?

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Your age is determinedย  by the fact that you can remember seeing this on your TV.

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This is self explanatory, don`t use Viagra.

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