A noisy critter on the roof that woke the world up at an early hour.
Have a super Saturday.
From about middle spring to the middle of autumn we Capetonians have the opportunity to enjoy various tastes of musical culture ranging from progressive jazz to the light classics in the ambiance of evening open air performances on Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The performances are held in what we gently call the amphitheatre of the Kirstenbosch Botannical Gardens which is nothing other than a large grass covered slope with a covered stage below. Tickets however, must be bought in advance. The slope can accommodate 5000 people and it is quite some spectacular scene to see once filled. There are no chairs (these are forbidden) as one makes oneself comfortable on the grass directly or on a groundsheet or blanket that is taken along. The groundcover of choice is not the only luggage that is carted along, oh no, do not forget the picnic basket and liquid refreshments ranging from coffee through to champaign, what ever the choice. We went there two weeks ago to enjoy a performance by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. One’s territorial claim is staked off round about 4 pm and the picnic starts while waiting for the actual performance to start while the orchestra dressed very informally entertains the assembling crowd with light music.
An informal philharmonic orchestra entertaining the assembling crowd
On the green green grass
Space becomes limited
Ample photographers around ……
even with heavy zoom lenses
More sweet notes on crowd conduct to follow. Enjoy the evening
He seems to have taken a liking to the garden grazing near the birds’ food dish. Meals on the house!
The Mac not quite yet fully set up, but 95% functional for the moment. In the meantime we have to adjust ourselves to unannounced black outs as power shedding is coming into operation. Enjoying an unwanted electricity crisis country wide! Went to the iStore to have two small problems on the Mac sorted out, but no luck as the iStore was closed because Cavendish had no electricity. Anyway, tomorrow is another day. Have a great evening, and in this lovely weather and power shedding possibilities I will be cheffing at the Weber kettle this evening.
It is that time of the year again when a certain insect becomes a most wanted insect in the garden. Being wood boarers they are not in the least welcome.
When caught like sitting on the grass extreme action is taken.
I will admit they give Sophie great pleasure as she always, mostly unsuccessful, try to catch them while they are flying at low altitude. Enjoy a great evening.
Here we go again. A few years ago Sophie contracted Othaematoma in her left ear. After all attempts to save the upstanding ear failed eventually we had to settle for the collapsed ear. Unfortunately we discovered the “something wrong” yesterday and with her right ear the same occurred as with the left ear a few years ago. The vet will try his best, but I believe within a week it will be the same and Sophie will never look the same as many a year ago.
Sophie four years ago
However, the ears regardless she is a star of love and affection and still beyoootiful, an absolute darling of a pooch.