Akabeko Golf Course

It’s been a long time coming.

A return in part to blogging. Why? Well we have reached that stage where not much more can be done before the rain falls.

When will it rain? Wish I knew…

The greens are so close to completion, just here and there that we need the grass to reach total coverage. Fairways have been top soiled and the grass in part is pushing through without water, strange but true…

It has been a dream designing and converting this….

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To this

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And this …

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Into this….

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and the real joy is having the wild life now on the course… doing their inspection…

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I’m hoping to get back into blogging on a more regular basis, so look for my likes and comments on your blogs…

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A few more photos from our trip…

Does sunset not supply the most beautiful colours for photography…

The Kalahari Tented camp we stayed in… no fences so any animal can get up close… had the brown hyena calling outside the tent, I looked for the witches but saw none…

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These wildebeest past within touching distance, but look at the colour after sun set…

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The Giraffe are always entertaining as the bend to drink…

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This was the view we had of the nearby water hole… no need to drive around, the game comes to visit you…

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and one more of the entertainer… the “Rooi-muishond” Literal translation “Red Mouse Dog” but actually known as the “Slender Mongoose”

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Till we meet again, go well… will do my best to get on the air as and when I can…

BSK…. Black-Shouldered Kite…

The black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris)

A similar species found throughout Australia, Eurasia and North America. The adult black-shouldered kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale grey and white, raptor with black shoulders and red eyes.

Like all the kites, it is a specialist predator of rodents, which it hunts singly or in pairs by hovering in mid-air above open land.

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This little guy was sitting in a tree that had fallen down and finally got tired of me taking his photo and flew off…

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Beep Beep Boep… another closer look… more Lion

The lion I posted yesterday have a few additions to them.. Jewels from “Ramblings from Jewels” was all the encouragement I needed …. “Post more” she said and here they are…

But while we’re here have you seen Jewels Blog ?? Here’s a link to go and see what she shares..

And here are the photos…

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And the last one is a photo of a photo…

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The many faces of BEWARE….

There are times that a picture can replace a thousand words…. and even at times it can replace just one word… these photos from a while back replace one word… that word RUN !!!

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Don’t stop the eye is on you….

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and I’m showing attention too….

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But others are just taking the afternoon off…

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Whaaatss Appp… been busy…

Been busy all day helping my little son… he is opening two businesses and Dad and Mom are here to help in any way we can.. at present he is utilising my carpentry skills… and it is great to have a saw and drill in my hands once more…

So what have I for today… a little fellow for you to see…. a steenbok…

At the first sign of trouble, steenbok typically lie low in the vegetation. If a predator or perceived threat comes closer, a steenbok will leap away and follow a zigzag route to try to shake off the pursuer. Escaping steenbok frequently stop to look back, and flight is alternated with prostration during extended pursuit. They are known to take refuge in the burrows of Aardvarks.

This pair were quite happy that I was no threat…A

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A Knight Carrier of note… Friesian horse….

The Friesian is a horse breed originating in Friesland in the Netherlands. Friesians are graceful and nimble for their size. It is believed that in the old days ancestors of Friesian horses were in great demand as war horses throughout continental Europe. Their size enabled them to carry a knight in armour.

Though the breed nearly became extinct on more than one occasion, the modern day Friesian horse is growing in numbers and popularity, used both in harness and with a saddle. Most recently, the breed is being introduced to the field of dressage.

At the Kathu horse trials/show/dressage/jumping competition, (I don’t know what to call the two day event) I was introduced to the Friesian horse… the shear size and colour had me running to get near for photos… the horse exudes shear power, yet in the hands of this little lady was as gentle as a moon beam on the skin….

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It had the most exquisite gait, and pride seemed to shine in its face…

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“Look at me with my Knight in shining armour”…..

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“and I do as I’m told… such a gentle nudge will have me perform as she wants…”

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I only got photos of this horse warming up… but its performance in the ring was brilliant… his head came up and the chest went out … a total look of pride…. oh what a horse….