|This one is the worst - and ubiquitous !|
Why do they make teapots that don't pour? Why do all the restaurants/teashops buy them? Why do they make mascara wands this season, with such fat shapes that one can't wield them properly? Why do all the manufacturers follow like sheep so that there is no choice? Why do they..... (Sextant, help me out here..)
|The field next to our house|
Meanwhile, September 1st was the first day of spring in Cape Town. The wild flowers are out in full bloom around our house up the coast: this phenomenon is known world-wide and we are swamped with welcome tourists for the brief season - two months, although the flowers themselves are at their best for only about two weeks. How lucky are we to be privy to this annual miracle?
|Lagoon in the background, tide out.|
The lagoon is in the background, but the tide was out when this pic was taken. The lagoon extends for 21 kilometres inland and in summer the water is so warm in this shallow part, one would think one is swimming in the waters of a tropical island.
It's also my granddaughter's birthday: this year she was 3 and had a Spring bonnet as her birthday cake.