Christmas present from one of my Homies (House mates!). It is a Yellowood, which is our National Tree! OK, so I am cheating saying that - our National Tree is the Real Yellowood, while this is actually an Outeniqua Yellowood (close enough in my opinion!!)
I am really stoked with the cool present, now just hope I can keep it alive (my fingers are not very green...)
Interesting point, the Big Tree on the way from PE to Plett is this same species, so one day my kids should have an awesome tree in their garden (first I need the garden and the kids though...)
Some of the 120 or so seal pups which were washed off the rocks in the severe storms the Eastern Cape experienced this festive season. They were brought into Bayworld where staff and volunteers looked after them until the weather calmed down enough to release them safely.
Care for the month old pups included tubing them daily with supplements and to help keep them hydrated. It is hoped that the mothers will each find their little pup and as many as possible will survive. This will be monitored as all of them have been tagged.
How could you not love them and hope they survive at any costs when they look at you like this?
This was the frog my "big brother" Mornay caught for me at camp. It is a Tandy's Sand Frog (Tomopterna tandyi), which is really cool cos Mornay is married to my "big sister" Tandy!! This is also a good photo for today because some friends were visiting from Cape Town today and their son is passionate about herps!! It was great fun showing them around the Snake Park! So today is all about friends and the fact that I love them all, even if they don't love herps...
I have been feeling pretty overwhelmed by the way life seems like such a fight these days and wondering if it is even worthwhile continueing the fight. We went away this weekend and had an amazing weekend at a beautiful place and I am feeling much more positive and ready to battle again. This photo of the house we stayed in captures the fight well, as the house is fighting what appears at times to be a losing battle with the dune, yet it has not given up yet and is still standing!! So am I...