GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Hello there to all my friends across the world.
It is another absolutely beautiful day here in Johannesburg, South Africa. One just has to migrate to the garden in the late afternoons to watch the build up of our famous highveld thunderstorms.
We've had so much rain recently and everything is lush and thriving.
Tammy and Toby love celebrating their golden joy in our garden...
When energy is depleted, what better way to rejuvenate than to lie on the cool, green lawn...
On Tuesday I spent a day on a short course to familiarize myself with the intricacies of my new camera. The Nikon D3100 SLR. I'm more confused than ever now, but it doesn't stop me from trying. I'm determined to give you all the best pictures I can muster...
Toby starts his official obedience classes for the new year this afternoon. He's come along nicely (at home) in the past 6 months and is familiar with a number of commands:
SIT, STAND, HEEL, COME, STAY, DOWN, DEAD, PAW, WAIT, TALK, LEAVE IT,FREE, etc, etc
He'll be put to the test is this afternoon...
he can be quite a hooligan when he wants to be and with his hormones raging at the moment, who's to say what he'll get up to in the class.
Hold thumbs for us...please.
This 'Rameron Pigeon' with its low but raucous 'coo' arrived with its mate in our garden recently. These are the largest of the wild pigeons in our region and get up to 42cm in length. I think it is absolutely beautiful, don't you? Hopefully they'll set up a nest in one of our trees. How exciting that would be!
In the evening, the fragrance of our 'Moonflower' bush wafts into our bedroom.
It's sweetness attracts the bees in their droves...
I just had to try a close up picture...
As for Toby...well he is now almost 30 kgs and is getting to be a big boy. His nature is still that of a 'sweet hooligan' with a most endearing personality. It's almost impossible to get angry with him. He just has to pick up a towel or blanket and dance around my feet with his desperate mumble and it immediately dissipates all of my annoyance with him.
Toby will attend his first "Open" Breed show on this coming Sunday.
What will he show? His looks or his personality? I can just imagine...!
Sending lotsaluv to you all