Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday in the park...


It has been a while since I last visited the Sandton Field and Study Centre.
And it was certainly "buzzing".


Aside from the myriad of people who were out on a mid-Autumn afternoon,
the benches on the banks of the river caught my attention. 

As did this "ruin"...
I am uncertain of its origins, but I will try to discover what it used to be.
Watch this space. 

Trees against a Highveld sky...

Reflections. 

Running water always catches my attention.
This weir was no exception. 

As I took this shot of the Jukskei River ,
I realized that I was witnessing a "kill"...
If you look carefully you will spot a hovering Giant Kingfisher about to pounce

A successful hunt!
This Giant Kingfisher had just caught a HUGE freshwater crab... 

It took several minutes... 

And lots of bashing before it was successful in swallowing it's prey.
This species sighting was a first for me...and I only had to travel 20 minutes to witness this!
This is why I love living in Africa. 

Another view of the weir... 

In a situation like this, I often wonder who is having more fun...
Granddad or grandson? 

Swings are always an attraction... 

This is the real reason we were at this venue...
Happy second birthday Daniel... 

A budding pilot perhaps? 

The venue also provided a jumping castle for all the parties to use.
This young guest decided that it could also be used as a hammock. 

Forget the "United colours of Benetton"... 

These are the United colours of Autumn. 

This Spaniel puppy found a discarded ice-cream cone...
With so many dogs around, I am certain that NOTHING goes to waste! 

My wife doing her bit for "Save the Rhino"...

If you are planning a children's party, then this is a great venue for that.
They supply food and everything you need to make the party a success.
And the best thing...
When it is all over, you pack up the presents and leave!
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