Jakkals trou met wolf se vrou

In Afrikaans, when the rain falls while the sun is shining, one says: “Jakkals trou met wolf se vrou”  Which means – roughly – “Jackal is marrying Wolf’s Wife”.  Its winter and I find myself looking upward:


In  summer I was taking pictures of objects found on the ground, now that the weather is colder, I’m looking at branches against the sky, and the early morning light in the city as I walk to work:





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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shanra
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:16:09

    Those are some lovely pictures. ^-^ I love the way I had to do a double-take on the one you’ve got solo. I didn’t catch the trees in the bottom picture at first, so the clouds looked all snowy.

    (And that’s a fun saying!. It just begs to get its story told so you know the history behind it.)

    What’re the dogs’ names?

  2. mashadutoit
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:28:40

    My dogs are Pippin (floppy ears) and Anna (ears up).

    I love that saying. I’ve heard similar one’s in English and other languages, usually involving a Jackal too. I wonder if there is a folk tale involved some how.

  3. pavinee
    Jun 05, 2009 @ 04:27:17

    I like the pictures of the sky.

    I feel good every time I go outside and see light changing up in the sky, just makes me feel calm…

    I’m not sure if it’s summer or winter over there?

  4. mashadutoit
    Jun 05, 2009 @ 08:48:31

    Yes – sometimes I feel as though I spend my whole life just being inward and not noticing that great big cloud show up in the sky. Its winter over here. Winter in Cape Town means lots of stormy, rainy days, and some unexpected summery days in between. Sometimes it even snows a bit on the highest mountains near here, and you can feel the snow-bite in the wind.

    I love winter, although I dont love getting up in the dark.

  5. pavinee
    Jun 07, 2009 @ 03:27:38

    In my city, we have two seasons, summer and rain. If there is winter, it’s only cold for a couple of weeks. Sometimes, like today, we have mild breeze and beautiful sunshine. I love this kind of day 🙂

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