The River revisited

For me, born behind one of the Dutch dikes, a river in South Africa is more like a little stream in comparison with The Rhine, Volga or Mississippi; just to mention a few. Along our village flows the Klein Rivier (= Little River, or, maybe better in the context: Short River). It’s a fairly long river but its source is quite close to where it flows into the lagoon; it just took a long stretched bended course to find its way.

Recently I published the original picture (at bottom) but decided today to merge it with the inside of a rusty wheelbarrow. And this is the result; not perfect but worth the try:

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Moment on the road along the lagoon


_DSC6424_DSC6429This posting is dedicated to Ray Fausel who shows us so many landscapes in Maine, USA. In August 1986 I was briefly (2 days, 1 night) in this state and I regret that I did not stay for longer. Thanks Ray for sharing all these beauties!

Aloe time in the Western Cape

The Western Cape in South Africa is a Winter rainfall area. It’s the season for the endemic plants and some aloes originate  from this province. Here is one at the entrance of Mosaic Farm (Spookhuis – Haunted House) next to the lagoon near our village!

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Sundowner of the day

It’s Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere but what a beautiful days finishing off with amazing sunsets; a different one every day…. This evening with a sea mist flowing into the lagoon nearby the village …

Always a feast; this time with a glass of good local wine along the roadside…

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The Amazing Sunset 5 (the End): Fishermen and some more

The date is Sunday 12 May 2013 and the time somewhere between 6 and 8 PM. Location: a hidden spot along the lagoon near the village. Together with friends and a great colored family from Mount Pleasant (who also discovered this spot…) we experienced one of those numerous amazing sunsets our area has to offer. In and around the lagoon is an abundance of bird life and it is hard to make pictures without any winged friends in it… This serie provides you with a visible idea but no picture can match the experience of sitting, chatting and watching on the spot. I shot just over 200 images and only 19 survived my first selection.

The last images of this serie but not the last of sunsets I will picture.

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The Amazing Sunset 4: Winged friends

The date is Sunday 12 May 2013 and the time somewhere between 6 and 8 PM. Location: a hidden spot along the lagoon near the village. Together with friends and a great colored family from Mount Pleasant (who also discovered this spot…) we experienced one of those numerous amazing sunsets our area has to offer. In and around the lagoon is an abundance of bird life and it is hard to make pictures without any winged friends in it… This serie provides you with a visible idea but no picture can match the experience of sitting, chatting and watching on the spot. I shot just over 200 images and only 19 survived my first selection.

Part 4 is dedicated to our winged friends in the lagoon; photographed during different moments in time and angles.

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The Amazing Sunset 3: Moments in Time

The date is Sunday 12 May 2013 and the time somewhere between 6 and 8 PM. Location: a hidden spot along the lagoon near the village. Together with friends and a great colored family from Mount Pleasant (who also discovered this spot…) we experienced one of those numerous amazing sunsets our area has to offer. In and around the lagoon is an abundance of bird life and it is hard to make pictures without any winged friends in it… This serie provides you with a visible idea but no picture can match the experience of sitting, chatting and watching on the spot. I shot just over 200 images and only 19 survived my first selection.

The same landscape (more or less)  but shot at different moments in time:

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