Looking up and down in Hogsback

What do you do with thousands of photos taken over a short week?

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Struggle to choose just a few to share, I guess

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Road trip from Port Elizabeth to Hogsback: Snapshots from the car

Snapshots from the car are quick and dirty but give a unique view of our beautiful country

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This time it’s of our trip from PE to Hogsback: a magical forest filled oasis that is unexpectedly otherworldly. Even the journey there is filled with wonder

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particularly if you can listen to wisdom that pops up in unusual places

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come climb trees with me in a secret glade along the eastern cape sands
you know there’s treasure there
i have your bones and shells

i loved walking the beach with you
and seeing what caught your eye
you took spiky shells, crimson clams, feathers, sea gull bones

you opened my eyes to a new beach
a beach I’ve been going to for 10 years
a beach i’ve walked a million times

you remind me that
“seeing heaven in a grain of sand
is not a trick only poets can accomplish”

Funny Toilet Signs

I love collecting toilet signs. Cute ones, clever ones, unusual ones…
It’s become a little obsession of mine. Here are some I’ve collected with a place and story if I can remember. First up are some from my home country, South Africa.

As you might expect, animals are a common motif.
These painted owls come from the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre.
It’s well worth the visit if you’re ever in the area.

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