Black-shouldered kite eyes us from a Casuarina tree.
An African pied avocet favors its right leg, which has a fish hook in its heel. Damn it. People. If you're going to fish in a sewage treatment plant stuffed with waders, can you please keep track of your tackle? How I wished I had my long-handled net.
Another avocet takes flight.
Quiet reflections from yellow-billed ducks, Cape shovelers, and another pied avocet.
There's an odd brown salvia abloom. The sunbirds love it. Must be full of spicy nectar. Quite a looker, once you get used to the flower color!
This mystery butterfly reminded me of our Harvester. It's feeding at a pelargonium!
Members of the Mesembryanthaceae (we call them ice plants) are called "Vlegies" locally. It's pronounced FLAY-ghees. You have to roll spit around in the back of your mouth to say it the way the Afrikaans folks do. I try but just end up sounding like I'm hockering. I loved this peach colored one!