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Unread postby Dotty » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:52 pm

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In my garden :D Does this mean Spring is coming?
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Unread postby Dotty » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:55 am

Trying to rival CC??? :lol:
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Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:06 pm

Sunset...Sep 30, 08...shot from my back patio :)


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Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:03 pm

First killing frost....


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First snowfall...same tree.... :( about a month later....

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:35 am

It seems like yesterday that I wrote about my son's matric year.
So much has happened since then. I have sold up and moved house and my son is now a qualified zooologist/ecologist.

I do not miss the resposibility of a big house, but I do miss the garden, so our local park has become my stomping ground.

Our local park, situated close to a nature reserve is a story of hope.

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When I first moved to this area it was an eyesore, a hangout for criminals and a dumping ground for dead animals and discarded rubbish. When it became apparent that the local authorities could not manage the situation, the community took over.
Local business donated funds, the community lobbied for fencing, more protection and the place was cleaned up. It was once more in the hands of families, children and space for dog training and any number of small initiatives.

Two years ago, on arbour day, scores of trees were donated. Holes were dug by the municipality and on the day, families took responsibility for planting a tree. Another tragic, but bonding experience was the planting of a memorial tree to honour the life of a husband and father who was brutaly murdered.

Recently park benches have been added. This will make it more comfortable for the many elderly people who regularly walk their dogs.

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This park has shown how it is possible to turn something around if people just take responsibility. As a community we could have sat and moaned about falling standards, lack of resourses and... and .. and..
Instead, this has become a place of laughter and an example of what can be done.

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These pictures were taken this morning, just some of the creatures enjoying an early morning break.
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Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:08 pm

here you are "my" home :

strategic Safran's corner :
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right side, window of the kitchen

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and the snow plow... for the school childrens

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opposite, view of the Alps (no snow)

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"my" balcony, in Winter

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in Automn

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feeders for the birds

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Unread postby GJ » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:48 pm

Here is a pic from our House in South Africa in Sabie Park

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Pic from our house in Holland i will post later

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Unread postby lintaylor » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:44 pm

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My home in Solihull in the West Midlands
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Rear garden
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Rear garden in the snow last winter

And these two are of my holiday home in South Africa in KZN
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Overlooking the Indian Ocean. We can see whales and dolphins passing by in the summer months......paradise to us.
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Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Thu May 06, 2010 5:14 pm

A Canadian pine-apple tree.....

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Unread postby granjan » Thu May 06, 2010 10:06 pm

I live in an old farmhouse near the sea in the far south west of England. Our nearest village is Sennen Cove see here..The local bird watching item is worth a look.
This is my house and part of my garden, which I love.
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In those miserable weeks when Christmas is over and spring hasn't begun we're lucky to be able to escape to our [very] small apartment in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.
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Unread postby Hugh » Sun May 09, 2010 9:39 pm

Jackal ..hmmm busy with the INDABA and you dont even come and visit those plebs on the other side of the country in Umhlanga.. WE need to see some photos of your place .. sounds interesting.
Here is our front garden with of Course the manager scratching his ear He is always in the photos when he shouldn't be

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This is the front garden The back garden is another story !!!
I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt

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Unread postby The Jackal » Mon May 10, 2010 2:34 pm

LOL @ Hugh - plebs .... whats that? :wink: .haha! The Indaba - no we are not present in Durban - the marketer and 1 of our tourist officials are manning the stall. SO was/is still very much involved in the organizing/smooth running of the operations there.

Must compliment you on your garden. 1 can clearly see (green garden) that you are from KZN. The province with the valleys of a 1000 hills. Here, we' gota more mediteranean/arid type of climate - except Spring - the flower season.

Below pics of our house and 'rodent' control manager - Hempies (our cat) as well as the fynbos 'garden'. The other pic is from our balcony overlooking one of hte waterholes on the Golf Course. Unfortunately the Estates' resident wildlife didn't play along when we took the pics.

Have a nice week everybody. :thumbs_up:


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Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:19 am

This is the view from my bedroom :D in Knysna - The lagoon

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Unread postby Lockie » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:05 pm

A view from our back yard ...or garden as some folks say :D
*Photo by CC*

Sunset above the tree tops.

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:06 pm

I am moving soon. I will be close to a couple of well known land marks.

My mother summed my move up... she is well over eighty, very forgetful, but latches onto what is important in a very intuitive way.

So, MM, she said, "when are you moving to the cradle of human kindness?"

The Cradle of Human Kindness

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