This week, I saw the most interesting thing: the Malachite Sunbird bathing itself not in the birdbath, but the dew-drenched leaves! It must do so, I think, for its long tail feathers. Wonderful! (I have photographed the Malachite Sunbird on many occasions, for example here.)

The South African winter has arrived, and one of the joys of the season is its lingering mists. This is unused footage (sped up eight times) filmed two years ago for the “Verse One” music video on an unforgettable morning as the mist gently surrendered to the sun.

The South African autumn is plucking from the peach tree its leaves; they lay like flecks of gold on the grass.