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Welcome to my World!
This blog grew out of a desire to share with others my enthusiasm for getting to know my neighbourhood and my city - and hopefully more parts of South Africa and beyond!
The Cape Peninsula is an extraordinarily beautiful place: we have an iconic world-famous mountain right in the heart of Cape Town, wonderful and easily accessible hiking trails all over the mountain, and a fascinating history, culture and society just waiting to be explored.
Freshly Pressed and Popular Posts
Featured Posts1. Erindi Private Game Reserve in Namibia: A Bushveld Paradise (2011)
2. Getaway to Riversdale (August 2011)
3. A Theme Change: MistyLook to Comet
4. Photographing Military Events
5. Tuffy-Cat and the Open Window
6. Wild Flowers at Postberg Nature Reserve in 2011
7. Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre in 2011
8. Our little American roadtrip of 2012
9. 2012 - An exciting year of being published
10. Springtime wild flowers at Seeberg in the West Coast National Park 2012
Flat Kathy’s Blog
The Fantastical Voyages of Flat Kathy1. My Special Flat Kathy Postcards
2. The 10th CANSA Shavathon
3. Who has nipped Miss Tuffy-Cat's catnip?!
4. The Du Toit's Kloof Pass
5. A special Sunflower
6. The Grim Reaper on the Black River
7. Lions at Rhodes Memorial
8. Sunset on the Beach
9. Happy Birthday to Cousin Buller
10. The Tale of Miss Tuffy-Cat
- Do you want to receive one of Flat Kathy’s Very Special Postcards?
- Flat Kathy surprises us at the 10th annual CANSA Shavathon
- Admiring the early morning flowers
- Charon the Ferryman – and his spooky friend – are floating on the Black River
- Walking around with Flat Kathy: An introduction to a magical world?
- Ka-BOOM!! So a car battery really CAN explode?!
- Flat Kathy’s new blog is flourishing
- Meet Flat Kathy: Our Visitor from Overseas
- Defeated by the sun-baked mountain slopes of the Swartboskloof and revived by lunch at Hillcrest Berry Farm
- Transforming the Greenest Pool in our Neighbourhood: From luminous green sludge to sparkling clear water
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Exploring the Cape
Getaway to the Garden Route
Getaway to the Cedarberg Mountains
Getaway to the Olifants River Mountains
Getaway to Swellendam
Getaway to McGregor
Getaway to Stanford
Getaway to Riversdale
Hikes and Rambles
Home and Garden
Category Archives: Insects
And for those who have problems seeing the slideshows, here is a gallery too:
Remember the wasps that recently made their home in the hollow cross-bar of our washing line? We’d been very much in two minds as to what to do about them… Should we allow them to stay, potentially build an even … Continue reading
Do you remember the posts I wrote about the two nocturnal spiders who make their nest every evening between our carport roof and the washing line, or thereabouts? December 2009 – Two hyperactive spiders January 2010 – Two hunting spiders … Continue reading
We’ve had a couple of hot days in March, and so I’ve been keeping the water fountain in the backgarden flowing, and the various bird baths dotted about under bushes topped up with water.
I was working in the garden this afternoon, and had switched on the fountain to encourage bird visitors to splash about in the refreshingly cold water. Instead of birds, though, we were visited by bees – Apis mellifera capensis to … Continue reading
During a recent visit to the Millstone Farmstall at Oude Molen Eco Village, I noticed this little dragonfly in the lavender bushes. After zipping back and forth for a while, it alighted on a lavender spike with its pretty purple … Continue reading
This afternoon, the hot summer breeze was flinging the nose-tickling scent of the flowering basil into the air with cheerful abandon. It is THE herb in my little herb-garden that grows the best and the most prolifically, and that has … Continue reading
I just found this insect lying on the window sill in the bathroom. I have no idea how it got in, because the windows were firmly closed. Initially I thought it looked rather pretty with its antenna all curled up … Continue reading
It looked as though the south-easter wind had blown a twig against the dark green vibrecrete boundary wall. It was just stuck there, completely motionless. “I think it’s just a twig, but go on, touch it,” hubby said, daring me. … Continue reading