Trees are amazing, spectacular, ingenious, astounding and magnificent. Trees sustain, recycle and contribute to our very existence. Trees house us, clothe us and heal us. Yet, many, in the lustful moment of attempting to immortalize an ephemeral passion of eros, carve insignificant initials into the bark of trees. Initials that on average linger long after the amour that inspired their carving has evaporated to nothing. … Continue reading Killing the trees slowly with your love.
In the central Garden Route, the Bushpig Trail is a medium distance day walk which traverses diverse fossil dune vegetation. Continue reading Garden Route nature walks – Bushpig Trail
EVERY day in nature is a lesson, and while wading through books, we learn a lot, actually being able to experience some natural event will embed the knowledge forever. Yesterday I was privileged to be present for a search and release of some snakes that had been rescued from a proposed construction area. The snake that grabbed my attention was the Rinkhals. I have always … Continue reading How to safely handle a Rinkhals.
In the Slow Town community of Sedgefield, the opening of the lagoon mouth is a popular event. Continue reading Kingfisher Creek lagoon mouth opened.
Often in macro photography, compositions are framed tight with a focal length ranging from 50mm to 110mm, synchronized flash and minimal depth of field. Such images rely on two aspects to draw the attention of viewers, namely unique subject matter and unfamiliar scales of magnification, both of which arrest an audience in the realm of daily perspective. Sadly, when the subject matter is floral or … Continue reading Atmospheric backdrop.
As the austral summer kicks in and South Africa prepares for the annual summer break, here are five tips on how to be Green and contribute to saving the environment. Water – buy a reusable water bottle and fill it up when you go out. By doing so you will reduce the amount of plastic waste by not buying bottled water. Charging – once your … Continue reading Travel tips to be Green while travelling in South Africa.
One of my favourite things to do in the Garden Route when the weather is perfect is to head down to Gerieke’s Point to investigate the marine life in the rock pools. This past weekend it was definitely too hot to go hiking or cycling. So I grabbed my GoPro camera and new underwater housing and set out to see what I could video. Lady … Continue reading Octopus Antics in the Garden Route.