What’s in the can?

Of course there are no longer ‘cans’ but still, you never really know, do you, what you’ve managed to capture on a day out in the field, shooting moving objects – birds, in this case – until you’ve got back home and uploaded your images into Lightroom on your Mac. I’ve just been scrolling through a ream of photos in my camera, deleting the obvious duds and misfires, and Lightroom is busily ingesting the rest. But I can say, I think, with genuine pleasure, that there are some lovely images from my day in the country, at the Marievale Bird Sanctuary. Look out for ‘coot’ coot chicks, pied kingfishers hovering, and more. It will take a while to further sort, select, and process them – and I am, in any case, without wifi, as my fibre ‘supplier’ has decided it has not been paid – when of course it has, and in buckets of gold. Tomorrow I shall have to

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Joburg Water and the DA City Council

Our water is off again, in Parkmore – not, in this case, on this umpteenth occasion, for some dramatic, globally important reason such as drought or climate change, but simply because of an aging infrastructure, a lack of maintenance, the incapacity and incompetence and lack of responsiveness of local government…. Not, let me add, an ANC City Council – though the ANC’s record in local government has been almost uniformly disastrous – but a DA-led Council with a DA Mayor. The party, you know, that claims to know how to run a city. Yeah, great. Thanks a million.