The “Y” of South Africa

I am going to write my thoughts, the bits and bobs that I remember of how it was for me, during my almost fifty years spent in South Africa.

These are my ‘Y’ memories, opinions and views on a time during a much loved childhood and beyond!

Yesterday, Yellow Cape Cobra, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Yellow crowned Bishop, Yellow- bellied Bulbul, Yellow-throated Sand grouse, York, Yellow-billed Kite

Yes you are right!  If it wasn’t for the word Yellow; there would be no entry for “Y” in memories of South Africa this time!  


 There is YOU, as me, in South Africa!

And there was yesterday

So long ago when I was young

An innocent youth

The truth!

(And the Yellow-billed Oxpecker….)



There were yesteryears, still unsung

The yuletide fire a family held

So close together

As one!

(So too the Yellow- Crowned Bishop….)

Cautious young lady, stepping out

Wonderful union, loving too

Expressing emotions

And wed!

(Maybe the Yellow-throated Sand Grouse too…)

Days of yore flew by, well spent

Kids spreading youthful wings

Once more, they fly

The nest!

(As did the Yellow-billed Kite….)

Reflection time on yesterday

Sorry, no picture, York hides in the trees ahead.

In a tiny town called York

27 k from Albert falls Dam

Surely a B&B here?

(No, not York in …..shire, or even New…….; but York as in Kwazulu- Natal)

Please check other entries of A-Z of South Africa on link below.


About liz2you

Life just happens when you plan something else. 50 years spent in Africa and relevant stories.
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4 Responses to The “Y” of South Africa

  1. I love your pictures, and your memories…

  2. Sue J. says:

    fascinating creatures, so different from the US. a magical place.

  3. What great photos and great memories you have!

  4. Yellow bellied bulbul! What a cool name!

    I’m yelling in happiness from getting to visit another of your fabulous posts!

    This was really fascinating!

    As always!

    Thank you for sharing.


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