Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) and chick.
Pincushion Protea, complementing morning coffee in Noordhoek. (at The Toad in the Village)
Malachite Kingfisher (by Paul Cools)
I first saw this bird last August (on my birthday camping trip), while canoeing along the Touws River in Wilderness, on South Africa’s Garden Route. It, along with the Knysna Turaco, literally brought tears to my eyes. To see, with your own eyes, exotic species you previously only encountered in photos, books, and nature documentaries, is really something else.
The littlest of Minstrels. (at Kaapse Klopse Tweede Nuwe Jaar Parade)
(In USC Trojans colors, of course! Also, I rarely post photos of human subjects, let alone photograph them in this or any style/capacity. I feel like I’m not that great at it, and it’s strange to see.)
My favourite spot on Long Street is not a bar. (at Timbuktu Ethiopian Café)
Summer sunflowers in a roadside garden. The smaller ones are looking pretty sad for such a nice day. (at Blaauwberg Main Road)
I really only like sunflowers as literal, physical flowers in a garden or a bouquet, never as a print or image. Same with butterflies.
I would love Anna Friel’s hair and killer wardrobe of dresses through the entirety of her role as Charlotte “Chuck” Charles in the (now defunct) television show Pushing Daisies.
(And smooching on Lee Pace wouldn’t be a bad gig, either.)
A beautiful White-cheeked Turaco, in a pet store aviary. Please think carefully before purchasing exotic wild animals as pets, y’all (read: DON’T).