Above the Brunsvigia orientalis are prolific this year - commonly referred to as candelabra, or more interestingly also sometimes known as perdespookbossie in Afrikaans
Below the Haemanthus coccineus, usually more common than the Brunsvigia, is much more scarce this year -- the April Fool, paintbrush lily or in Afrikaans the Bloedblom or Bobbejaansool
And with it a beautiful Amarillys belladonna growing in a Rooiels garden - commonly referred to as Belladonnalelie or Maartlelie in Afrikaans.
The photo of the genet was taken by Dave at Harold Porter. But this shy night hunter is quite often seen in Rooiels. It comes sniffing round after a braai and if you are sitting quietly will even sometimes venture briefly into the house.
The delightful mongoose pictures were taken in Dave's garden by Jeremy.
Thanks to them both for sharing.
Added in at the bottom is a photo of the genet that starred in our Leopard cave camera in 2016
Oh dear - yes I forgot my door. And it would be just when the baboons were in the vicinity! But I was so amused at how it took its booty and went and ate it sitting at the table out on the porch. We are so lucky to live here in the abundance of nature - even if it can at times be a nuisance to remember to keep the trelli-door locked to keep out the baboons, close off your chimney to protect from dassies eating your fruit and flowers, or close an interleading door to be sure that the mongoose that gets in through the shutters does not eat all the butter or dogfood!
Photos and anecdotes from Rooielsers
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