A hot afternoon.

Come and see what happens in our garden on a hot afternoon.
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Oh yes it is hot over here in the Cape and I will show you here how the birds and the animals cope with the heat. Water is essential and the colder, the better. I have many photos of bathing birds in our bird bath, but today I want to show you what takes place after a nice cool bath.
One would think that the birds will bath and then go and sit in the shade.
Not so!

They are called "Laughing Doves" (Spilopelia senegalensis) and their sounds are "Kuk-coorrr-uk". Their alarm call is "Kurrr"
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This is our little "Troy" and some of you know that he thinks that he is a big "Rottweiler". He pops out into the sun for a few minutes and then runs back into the house.
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A squirrel also knows the value of water in the heat.
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And here you have it, heat necessitates water to keep everyone hydrated and we have planted our garden with mostly succulents, as very few fancy plants will survive in the cloistered heat.
The aim is to make it a healing garden and to blend it in with the surrounding nature in the area.

I am still designing and working in the garden and nature's residents like it. This is at the center of the garden.
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And that's it folks, I hope that you have enjoyed the story and the pictures.

Photos by Zac Smith-All Rights Reserved.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60HS Bridge camera.

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I would call you the doctor strange of animals if you will permit me. Reason is most of the time I fall in love with your post because they are real and unique.. pure quality of bird and animals

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Thank you and you are welcome to call me anything that you want to my friend.
I really appreciate your considerations about my posts and I am glad that you enjoy them.

!WINEX

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Yeah sure I really do . Thanks for sharing

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It's always a pleasure to see how quite peaceful the animals are living side by side in your beautiful garden, Zac ☺️


!BEER and !WINE - both make a nice dinner with !PIZZA :)
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Very similar to human life Hannes, as at times there are peace, but occasionally an argument flares up then its war. Especially with Harry around 😊

Cheers and thanks.

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Right, I wanted to mention the big boss Harry, but forgot about him later 😂


!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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Sadly we only saw Harry twice thus far, he eats and then flies up to the roof. At 6:30pm on the dot he flies off towards the south, so I think Sally is nesting there somewhere. So the birds and the squirrels continue to have a holiday in the garden 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Here we say "when the boss is out of the house, the mice have party" 🤣


!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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