SL-Week 48/Silhouette



From the veranda – sunset and silhouette of trees.


Sunrise from my doorstep – silhouette of trees

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SL-WEEK 35 / Cook

Come and join the fun. Every week Sylvain puts up a different word to work with. Visit him




 Christmas late lunch early dinner.


Sconce. Yummy, strawberry jam with cream.


SL-WEEK 34: Trees

Have a look at the following link and see what it is all about:

Cherry tree in full bloom, New Zealand


“Kapokboom” in full bloom, Mokopane, South Africa

 A bit extra on the Kapokboom:

Ceiba speciosa – Silk floss tree – Kapokboom

Considered one of the most beautiful trees in the world, this Brazilian native thrives in South Africa. When in full bloom, this spectacular tree is hard to miss with its clouds of large, flimsy lily-like pink flowers cascading from the green branches.

SL-WEEK 31 : Time

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SL-WEEK 31 / Time


TIME is very important in the cycle of the monarch butterfly.

From egg to caterpillar.

to chrysalis


to the Monarch butterfly.

Monarch In May.jpg


How long does it take for a Monarch butterfly to leave the chrysalis?

The process from egg to butterfly is weather dependent and also depends on the regional climate. It can take about four weeks in the peak of the summer in warmer climates. The egg takes 5 to 10 days, the larva/caterpillar and pupa/chrysalis each take about 10 to 14 days.

In winter, autumn and spring it takes a lot longer (if it happens at all – they continue to breed in Northland).

The process slows down in cool weather; in this way we can ‘use’ the climatic conditions to speed up or slow down the creation of a butterfly.

When the pupa is ready to hatch, the shell will be transparent and you can see the dark colours of the butterfly’s wings folded up inside. The transformation happens suddenly and if you turn away for a few minutes you will usually come back to find a butterfly.

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SL-WEEK 24: Machine



My sewing machine which I use to make all my quilts.

I also sewn many clothes on it.



I went for a Barista course a year ago.

We bought this coffee machine.

It makes perfect coffee!

Bontie se Bloggery

Gedagtes - Stories - Resepte


Book Reviews & Essays on Literature

Krummels & Katkuite

Afrikaanse gedagtes gemeng met siel en cursive woorde.

One day I decided to go for a walk...

Preparation for & Walking the Camino de Santiago

Die Affêre

My reis na vrede

Dr. Christa van Staden

Trots Afrikaans

A Home by the Sea

My Journey Towards Building a Home by the Sea

Kreukels en plooie

Skryfsels oor en uit eie ondervindings

My Ongevraagde Opinie

Alle daagse lewe, Reis / Travel, ZAR

Pajamas met sokkies

Flikvlakke deur die woestyn

Uprooted Wanderers

(Parisienne & Country Dweller)

The Snow Melts Somewhere

Stories and dreamy images

Vuurvliegie se lekkervurigeaffêre

Sommer oor alles wat my hart warm laat klop.


Wat jy in jou gedagtes toelaat, dit word jou lewe

Life according to C

To become remarkable, hold yourself accountable




"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream" - C.S Lewis

Nie vir kinders

Pierre en Sugnet se reis


Zoek niet langer op het Internet, U vindt "ALLES" bij Den Theo

Pandora se Box

Trek aan jou rooi skoene, maak jou lippe pienk en dans met die lewe!


Vintage 1986

Kameel se gebabbel

Waar die hart van vol is, loop die mond van oor

Country Living in Southern Africa

Sharing my life in Mozambique and all things country in Southern Africa

Bondels Gedagtes

Lesse geleer, en stories uit my lewensreis


Waar ek my woorde en note kombineer om my storie te vertel


Waar die hart van vol is …

Its PH

The daily reads and writes

Allison Anne Richter

flash fiction & other writing


Oor reis en rondrits


about the little things in life

A Writer's Path

Sharing writing tips, information, and advice.


News, views, photos and musings. All photos are copyrighted Hermann Hanekom, Cape Town.

Writers Plot Readers Read

Bookshop, online bookseller, NZ authors

Dis Ekke

My vreugdes en frustrasies

Marlize Venter

Author, Motivational Speaker

Lewies Mymer

This site is the bee's knees

Millie Thom

Bringing history to life


Want die lewe ruik nie na laventel nie


Ietsie van alles

Die Skryfbesigheid

Ons toor nog steeds met woorde...

Kruger History

Kruger 4 all 4 ever

Net Ek

Ek herhaal jou...sonder begin of einde

Easy Blog

All about our truly best friend...


Me and my Granny

Tannie Frannie

My terapie vir oudword

Perdebytjie se nes

'n Blog oor die natuur en allerdaagse gebeure,wat die lewe interessant maak

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