Share Your World 10 May 2021

Here are my answers to this weeks Share Your World from Sparks

What do you believe but cannot prove?

There are so many beliefs in the world that cannot be proved and it is all very confusing. However, I believe that there is an element in all of them that points to a common almighty creator or force be it ‘the universe’, God, Allah or whatever. When I see a beautiful sunrise, awesome flora and fauna and the mighty ocean and I cannot help but believe that there is a God. Why do we need proof? I have yet to meet somebody who does not believe in some sort of unscientific thing not matter how they might protest against believing so. They do!

Somebody is responsible for the design and creation of this amazing creature

Do animals have morals?   Exclude human beings from the equation please. 

An animal will never wilfully do something cruel. Look at that apologetic look on your pet dog’s face when he knows he is in trouble. Wild animals only act to defend themselves or catch prey. They don’t destroy for the sake of it. There is no such thing as an evil animal. I don’t know whether you could call this having morals but they certainly are better behaved than people.

I promise you, I’ll never leave you. I’ll be faithful to the end.

Is there inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance?

The chaos of nature has an order that we don’t understand. An orderly chaos if you please. It simply speaks of supreme creativity and then Man comes along and ruins it all.

Where is your least favorite place in the world?

This is a difficult one to answer. Nowhere is unbearable to me. Places I visit all have their good and bad side. My original home is Cape Town. I will never hate it but I am so happy in Struisbaai that I only visit ‘home’ when I have to and when I am there I love catching up with family and friends and the beauty of Table Mountain never ceases to move me. Visiting the beach on which I grew up also holds a special place in my heart in spite of the fact that it has changed a great deal.
I love Cape Town, but it is my least favourite place to go back to visit when there are so many other places in the country I love to explore.

Seeing the mountain as I enter Cape Town never ceases to move me
Fish Hoek Beach where I grew up and where I raised my kids and grandkids

Feel free to share something about the seasons that makes you smile!

We are in the marvelous month of May. It is Autumn/Fall going into winter. In the Western Cape seasons are not as clearly defined as in other parts of the world. Basically we have warm summers and cool winters but those shoulder seasons are the best. Autumn/Fall is my favourite time of the year. Summer brings strong south easterly winds. Winter brings the cold and rain. Autumn temperatures are mild. We have sunny days and no wind. The early mornings and nights are cooler but it is still not time to light the woodstove! The colours of autumn make me smile.

Having said that, here in Struisbaai we had some extreme weather last week. Fortunately we escaped the drama as we had to be in Cape Town for The Earl’s cataract procedure. There was torrential rain, thunder, lightning and hail the size of golf balls. A lot of damage was done. Some of our township people are still mopping up and charities are assisting them with temporary homes, blankets and food. But the sun is out again and fortunately our home was not affected.

Photo from a friend who was here at the time
Hailstones

Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

9 thoughts on “Share Your World 10 May 2021

  1. I immediately thought of you when I heard about the storm hitting Struisbaai – glad you missed it and that your home was spared. I wish The Earl all the best recovering from his cataract procedure. Having undergone two eye operations within three months and at last getting new spectacles, I can say the wait is worth it!

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    1. Thanks John. The creatures in the second photo are warthogs. Tapirs are found in South America I think. Warthogs are also a wild pig species found in sub Saharan Africa and are quite common in our game reserves.

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  2. Thank you for Sharing Your World Helen! My goodness, those hailstones were HUGE! I’m glad your home wasn’t damaged, and everyone was safe! That would be frightening! Great answers to the questions, very thoughtful! Have a wonderful and safe week!

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  3. Wow that was some hail storm u had. Plett had the same believe it was hetic. Glad we missed it. Don’t like thunder & lighting..
    I hated Ayres Rock never want to go back there again.
    Enjoy Struibaai next time in FH let’s have coffee together long time since we did that.

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