01 September 2007

Spring has sprung

Today is the first day of spring and a beautiful day in the Eastern Cape. I also realized with dismay that I had left a file at the office in Uitenhage, 40 kilometers away that I needed for a meeting, on Monday morning. No problem it was a perfect day for a drive.
So why not make an adventure of it. I do the trip at least four days a week, but there is always something new and interesting to see.
Uitenhage must be the antique capital of the Eastern Cape.

So off we went to browse the antiques shops

Boy's treasure!

I had a truck exactly like this half a century ago (ouch), which was my pride and joy. And I know a little boy (my grandson Ethan) who would probably like this one. Alas it was not for sale.

And so we did the rounds.

Top hat but no tails

Time to be macho
World War 1 helmet, a bit too heavy for a little man to wear without support.

It is always worth stopping to see the flamingos at the salt pans. They were not that pleased to see us and immediately strolled off.

Ethan was not too fussed by their lack of cooperation.
After all with so many rocks about why not try and fill the lake. Boys will be boys.

Oops where did that one go?

And what would spring be without flowers. These Gazanias are growing along all the roads giving a bright and cheerful splash of colour to the landscape


Cheesy said...

Oh max I could eat that wee one with a spoon! How darling!

Max-e said...

He is the absolute joy of my life -it is nice that we get to spend so much quality time together. Within the next two weeks number two grandchild arrives and I can't wait for her arrival.

Suzi-k said...

aaah, that 2nd last pic may explain why there are so few pebbles left near our front gate, and so many on the sidewalk outside!!

Max-e said...

True ............ but he is just a little boy

david mcmahon said...

G'day Max-e,

Great truck. And the gazanias look wonderful. I think they're actually native to South Africa, aren't they?

And I didn't realise it was the first day of spring there - your seasons are in synch with ours here in Oz.



david mcmahon said...

G'day Max-e,

Hope you had a good weekend. Looking forward to an update!