When I started compiling this post I thought it would be one of those "a picture speaks a thousand words" type of posts without any text, but I just had to add my two cents worth...
First of all, for those of you not familiar with a Bushveld winter: It is the dry season. No cold and wet and evergreen here. Cold and dry, that's it.
Secondly, I test-drived my new camera and as you can see I still have a lot to learn about taking close-ups. I considered removing the ones that are out of focus, but in the end decided against it. I thought it would be a more honest representation on my experience. Warts and all.
That's it, folks. Enjoy.