Water Lily on Flower Friday

Today, being my day off, I went to my favorite coffee shop.  Had two cups of decaf- life is really about adaptation!  I miss my high octane java! And the wifi didn’t work there as well…  But as I walked out, my eye caught this beautiful water lily. My favorite coffee shop has quite a few koi dams, and other fountains of various design.  I only had my mobile phone to take the picture.  But it is beautiful to me!


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This week I am not near my Postaday wish. I am experiencing some connectivity issues. My wifi router is terminally ill. It gets extremely hot, and then just flashes four green lights. I have ordered a new wifi router on our country’s version of Amazon, but it will take at least 12 days to source, they say. Life without internet, like life without decent coffee, has little meaning left…

Sorry I am not even able to read all my favorite blogs at the moment!

Flower Friday- Yellow Gazania



Today might seem a little boring around here! I think the yellow colour is the base colour of the Gazania flower, all the other exotics have been bred from this. The Yellow Gazania is very hardy, and can take drought extremely good. This one is standing near my swimming pool in the back yard. 

This is all I have time for today. I have just seen the young couple that I am marrying tomorrow afternoon. And now I am waiting for 11 o’ Clock, then I have to conduct yet another funeral, it has been a weekly occurance now for the last few weeks. I believe there will be more interesting posts again soon… Enjoy your blogging, and take care!

The Friendly Rider…


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I don’t know what these are called- help if you know….

I don’t have many words this morning, as I have to go and get my bicycle out of it’s winter slumber. It is time to quit being a lazy fatty, and start getting to be a super athlete again.  So in an hour’s time my butt will hurt and my legs will be screaming in pain…  Maybe I will write a lamentation later on today…

Flower Friday- Cosmos

IMG_0651Now here my Flora-orientated friends like Aristonargics can help out- we call these flowers “Cosmos” in South Africa. They come more abundantly in white and soft pink flowers, with these Burgundy coloured ones just once in a while…

They are not indigenous to South Africa. The local rumor has it that when that naughty Queen Victoria and her abominable henchmen invaded our country, they had a huge need for feed for the horses. (Ours did not need exotic feed…  🙂  ) So they imported bales of hay from South America (Argentina?).  In these bales of hay there were also seeds of some very nasty weeds. Till this day it is named “Khakibos” in South Africa- named after the “Khaki’s” or English soldiers.  And Khakibos spread rapidly over the entire country.  I think these cosmos flowers are very closely related to khakibos, as it looks and smells the same.  It also arrived in the British horsefeed. Khakibos= http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagetes_minuta and now for the first time in my life I see it is edible…  🙂

The Cosmos grows next to the country roads, and gives a splendid show in March.  We had them as the theme for our wedding feast a long, long time ago.