From contraction to the first sip

Recently I witnessed the birth of a lamb at the farm of one of my clients. I left the pictures of the actual birth out for it seems statistically than most men faint when present during the delivery of a baby by their wives ( 😀 😀 😀 ). Interesting to see how the little one struggled for more than 30 minutes to get on all four and than the first walk to the ewe to get the first sip.

Full Moon Forest Walk in the Twilight Zone as imagined behind the windscreen of my car during a rainy evening

An imaginary based on a blend of last night’s sunset pictures of which one I posted earlier today.

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Flowering little stones

The genus lithops, originating from Southern Africa with the ‘epic centre along the Orange River along the borders with Namibia and Botswana, consists entirely of little stones look alike plants. Sometimes people even walk over these ‘stones’ without realizing it except ladies with high heeled pumps…. And except when they are flowering of course. And they are flowering now and these flowers are amazing.

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The hidden waterfall

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The hike (approx. 5 km) took a few hours and we had to climb and descent rocks, walk through a fern forest and follow a stream but the reward was amazing and refreshing: the hidden waterfall of Stanford, South Africa and only the very, very privileged know about it. Not that we are that ‘very, very privileged’ but our friends are and they have, after 16 years Stanford, obtained the key for the gate. A  paradise for whoever want to take photographs of waterfalls and streaming water; frogs and other creatures, fynbos and other precious plants. Well we guess that the Garden of Eden must have looked alike. Our time was limited this Sunday morning for there were also lunch arrangements but we definitely will return for a day or longer to picture it all.

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