Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #7

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #6

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #5

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #4

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #3

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Windmill in the Lucerne field #3

Windmill in the Lucerne field, On the R46, South Africa (2021-08-15)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Windmill in the Lucerne field #2

Windmill in the Lucerne field, On the R46, South Africa (2021-08-15)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #2

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Home sweet Home

Good day friends,

Dad and I left Vanrhynsdorp 6:40am this morning.

We had breakfast at Wimpy Klawer and left around 7:35am. The original road we wanted to take was a dirt one and really bad according to the waitress. So I opted for plan b.

We arived home at 4:11pm. Very grateful that we are home safe and sound.

Mega coffee at Wimpy, Klawer
My Breakfast
Dad’s Breakfast
Field of white daisies on route to Elandsbay
Elandsbay, West Coast, South Africa
Elandsbay, West Coast, South Africa
Elandsbay, West Coast, South Africa
Field of yellow and orange Daisies, on Route to Velddrif
Field of yellow and orange Daisies, on Route to Velddrif
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Lunch at Gildas, Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa

Have a fabulous day and weekend.

Coreen

Good Evening: 19 August 2021

What a beautiful day we had. It started with rain and ended with a lovely sunny day. Back in Vanrynsdorp and it started raining around 4:00pm.

Thank you to our Heavenly Father for giving us the perfect day to capture His handy work.

Our first stop was Nuwerus. A small little town with nothing really. But the flowers will be beautiful when it opens. It was still to cold and rainy when we got there. We then took a dirt road to Lutzville. Luckily for us about 10 km before Lutzville we got back onto a tar road. Not far from Lutzville is Koekenaap a very very small little town. I will show photos later.

Our next stop was Standfontein, here we had some cheese cake and coffee.

Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Cheese cake at Kommetjie Restaurant, Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Coffee at Kommetjie Restaurant, Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa

We then headed for Doringbaai. Another small little coastal town.

Doringbaai, West Coast, South Africa
Doringbaai, West Coast, South Africa
Doringbaai, West Coast, South Africa

Along the route we stopped a lot for photos. I found some new ones I haven’t captured before again. In the end I had to put my 18-200mm lens on to get to the flowers far from the road.

Tomorrow my 18-55 mm will be working again. I tried my 10 – 18mm but it is difficult to take photos on the ground with them. Everywhere along the road is shattered glass where the people throw out their beer and wine bottles while driving.

If I want to keep doing my flower photography I will have to buy myself some padded pants and a jacket. My knees and elbows are purple from all the stones and sharp objects.

I am already thinking towards next year’s flower season. Want to arrange with some of the farmers around here if I can spend a day on their farm and capturing all the flowers, succulents and other plants on that day.

Tomorrow morning we must get up early if we want to cover the west coast road on our way home. I am looking forward to this. I am planning to stop for breakfast in Klawer tomorrow. The rest of the day will sort itself out.

That is all for now friends. We are heading out for dinner tonight and I have to get ready.

Thank you for your ongoing support and taking the time to look at my post and photos.

Wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

🤗Big Virtual Hug

Coreen