That's the view from the new apartment, which I should be moving into - in Woodstock, Cape Town - on around about the 27th of this month. I was there this morning, to make up my mind, finally.
Right now: A herd (hadedas most certainly don't flock together!) of hadeda's are bird-bleating in the ancient oak behind the house; there's an unusually soft and windless light above-and-around Devil's Peak as a large, almost full moon rises in the east… the shortening of summer's extraordinarily long days is already visible: my thoughts linger on "this mortal coil" that some of us warily tread, but not me.
I know it's perceived as terribly old fashioned, I really don't care, but in God I depend.