Swimmers

Lovely day with the berg wind blowing today, so we walked the beagle early and then I used the opportunity to get a few jobs done (including bathing a reluctant canine) and watched a bit of the cricket.

A far cry from a few months ago up the mountain, where it was grey, cold and wet. Especially for these guys:

Such were the conditions up there that it was only the next morning we saw the sign saying that perhaps swimming “wasn’t allowed”.

So obviously, if you see any of these individuals in the street, please remind them that they were inadvertently very naughty up in the clouds and they really shouldn’t do it again.

Southern Rock Agama

Busy day today and a party this evening (at a place with a massive log fire, thank goodness: it’s been one of the coldest weeks since I moved to SA), so I’m chucking in a quick Quota Photo for today’s post.

It’s a Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra).

…or at least, the head of a Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra).

Spotted at the top of Chapman’s Peak a couple of months ago (when daytime temperatures were still perfectly reasonable), and bigger and better on black here.

Hurricane Lamp QP

Yet another busy morning, filled with trampoline building, sorting out the garden and prepping for a braai later today.

It all leaves very little time for blogging.

Herewith then, a quota photo which I’ve been using as my desktop background since I took it last month.

Super simple, super relaxing and won’t get in the way of your icons.

Help yourself to it for your desktop too: the big version is here.

No quota photo

Yes, I have had a lovely weekend. Thank you for asking.

France, the UK, the Isle of Man – they were all amazing. But I can’t tell you how happy I was to get back to the cottage in Agulhas and just… be there.

The weather was ridiculously good and there was nothing pending, which meant late mornings, chilled days and plenty (or more) Castle Milk Stout.

Perfection.

There was also time for a bit of photography, and I’ve got a couple of nice ones. I’ve been playing with my new variable ND filter today – with mixed results, it’s a learning curve, ok? – but I don’t really want to mess up the holiday photos on Flickr, so I’m determined to get those sorted before sharing anything for the weekend.

So tonight is words rather than pictures. On the blog at least.
In “real life”, it’s more Milk Stout and an early night: the kids are back to school tomorrow and I’ve just seen what time the alarm is set for.

Eish.

Triangle

Triangles are my favorite shape:
Three points where two lines meet.

Tessellate, Alt-J

Yep. That’s a triangle. Geometry game on point!

It’s not quite a lighthouse, in that there’s no light and it’s not a house, but I do like this photo I’ve been sent. The marker is placed to warn of a hidden object underwater.

The movement of the water in the foreground, fading towards the horizon, and juxtaposed against the very still, very solid warning marker. Great use of a longer exposure: maybe even as much as a second here?

Really good stuff.