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Hello! I’m Cornel and I blog about things that inspire me, things I’ve made and Craft Share, the craft group I started in 2009.

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Entries in chameleon (4)


you're still alive!

And twice the size than when I saw you for the first time! It would have been nice of you to let me know (maybe by chewing off a carrot flower stalk and leaving it on my windowsill) that you were still here. 8 months is a very long time to look out the window every day and wonder. Well, maybe not every day...

Do show your funny looking face more often, please. I wouldn't mind getting to know you better. My dad had a green friend just like you when he was a child. His friend lived on the windowsill in their kitchen, for 3 years! And then, sadly, dissappeared forever. I thought I'd lost you twice already. That's enough. Any sign. Thank you, Inwabu*. C

(*Ndebele word for chameleon)


he's still here!

My mom spotted him yesterday after lunch. Couldn’t believe it! He’s still here. I’d said a little silent prayer 6 weeks ago when my garden engineer, Adam, decided it was time for the carrot plants to go to the compost heap, not knowing if our little chameleon went there too! Our carrots (see here, here, here and here) had become inedible after being left in the soil for too long, although their flowers gave us enormous pleasure. I phoned him the next day (Adam, not the little reptile) to ask if he’d seen any strange looking green “animal”. I didn’t know what the Ndebele(*) word for chameleon was. He assured me he saw nothing and didn’t by accident kill anything either. I’m totally relieved now that he’s still at home in our garden (our chameleon, not Adam).

You’re doing such a good job at disguising yourself Inwabu, its good (not) to see you!

*One of the indigenous languages spoken in the area where we live


isn't he cute?

And just a little angry?!! The chameleon in my garden (as far as I know he* is the only one) is making himself look bigger to scare me away. Look at the orangey-yellow lines on what I think is his chin/neck. He doesn't know that I love shades of monochromatic orange, yellow and green! My favourite colour being a yellow with a hint of chartreuse called Gold Finch from Plascon. See it here on my front door.

(*could just as well be a she, who knows)


welcome little one

Welcome to our garden, little one! I hope you find this carrot flower stalk a welcoming home, with lots of tasty bugs to feed on and keep you happy. I promise not to tell my boys exactly where you stay, because I can see that you are frightfully shy, trying to hide as I’m trying to take this picture. Don’t be afraid of the dogs, because they just make a lot of noise. I’ve never seen them eat anything like you before anyway. One thing though: Cat could find you interesting, so stay still (you seem to be really good at this) when he’s around. And do tell your friends that I would be so lucky to have them visit too. Hope to find you in the same spot again tomorrow. Cx