A Blast from the past… Calvinia to Kraaifontein 2013: Part 22

Clanwilliam was our last stop before heading home. It was starting to get late and also the weather changed drastically. It started raining and we could not wait to get home… S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1547 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1550 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1553 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1559 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1562 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1564 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1565 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1569 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1570 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1572 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1574 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1576 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1578 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1580

A Blast from the past… Calvinia to Kraaifontein 2013: Part 21

Just outside Van Rhyns Dorp we stopped again for photo’s after having lunch at a little art studio. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photo’s there.S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1505 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1508 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1509 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1512 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1515 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1516 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1518 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1522 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1526 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1529 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1531 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1536 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1539 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1541 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1542 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1543 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1545 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1546

A Blast from the past… Calvinia to Kraaifontein 2013: Part 20

We came across this nest with a feathered friend and her chick. I cannot say what kind of bird it is.S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1474 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1482 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1490 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1492 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1495 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1499 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1503 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1504

A Blast from the past… Calvinia to Kraaifontein 2013: Part 19

As we enter the Western Cape at the bottom of the Van Rhyns Pass there is a  abandoned little Farm stall. Wait we are not finished yet these are the last photo’s taken around the Farm Stall…..

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A Blast from the past… Calvinia to Kraaifontein 2013: Part 18

As we enter the Western Cape at the bottom of the Van Rhyns Pass there is a  abandoned little Farm stall. Wait we are not finished yet still photo’s taken around the Farm Stall

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A Blast from the past… Calvinia to Kraaifontein 2013: Part 17

As we enter the Western Cape at the bottom of the Van Rhyns Pass there is a  abandoned little Farm stall. Still photo’s taken around the Farm Stall

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A Blast from the past… Calvinia to Kraaifontein 2013: Part 16

As we enter the Western Cape at the bottom of the Van Rhyns Pass there is a  abandoned little Farm stall. As we came down the Pass you just saw flowers and before my father could say stop I was already thinking first available safe stop I am stopping…. WOW we had a great time photographing all the plants and flowers. I totally forgot about time and after 45 minutes my mom said she thinks we better be heading home now… We tried to limit our stops to around 10 – 15 minutes but here we just could not stop capturing God’s given treasures to us…. I am so Blessed to have the opportunity to spend so much time capturing His gift to us an the best of all I can share the experience with my Mother and Father. I love them to bits.S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1342 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1343 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1345 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1349 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1350 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1352 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1358 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1360 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1363 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1364 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1367 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1369 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1370 S-U-C Parks & Flower Tour_1372

 

 

 

 

Last day of winter first day of Spring! What does it really mean???

31 August 2012 and if we look at the calendar it’s the last day of Winter. 1 September first day of Spring. Well here in South Africa anyway.

Today it’s 13 degrees Celsius outside, raining and the wind is howling. I can’t see that tomorrow 1 September the first day of spring will be any different.  The only difference  between today and tomorrow will be the name of the rain. Yes the rain will we called the first Spring showers….

When I was a young girl the picture I painted for myself  of Spring was sunny blue skies, fields of flowers, butterflies sitting on the flowers and birds chirping in the trees. I guess I watched to much Heidi when I was small. 😀  Something else that I can remember about 1 September is that you did not go to school in a uniform the girls had on lovely sundresses and you took flowers to school for your teacher. In high school the boys gave the girls they liked flowers and everywhere you here of  a spring dance to collect money for one or other charity.

As I grew up that picture changed and for as long as I can remember it was still cold, the wind was still howling and it was still raining on the 1st of September…

Looking through my window on 31 August 2012
The garden is wet wet wet
Raindrops on the leaves