Tag : Fynbos

Moulds and things…

Moulds and things…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove the dank smell of stagnant water. It’s almost un(smelled) of in dry, dry Matabeleland. And the misty rain of course! I think the red things are a kind of sundew, similar to the ones I discovered high up in the Matopos recently.

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I admit to trying to be clever in the above photograph. I’m practicing my ‘focusing’ and what I wanted to achieve came off in this shot. The wide focused one is pretty boring so I didn’t post!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThings mould in the Tsitsikama Forest – its wet and fungi like these love it here as do mosses and ferns…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeaven only knows what this is – or if its edible!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love the white against green in this pic…

 

The road to Storms River Mouth…

The road to Storms River Mouth…

Storms River Mouth is on the Garden Route and part of the Tsitsikama National Park. Being a Zimboe, the R40.00 each entrance nearly put us off. Having just visited the “big tree” we wondered if it was worth it…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We drove a short way and ….yes, just the flowers along the edges of the road made it worthwhile!

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St Francis Bay, South Africa

St Francis Bay, South Africa

Santareme SFBSt Francis Bay is an upmarket resort town in the Eastern Cape. We can only visit because we have relatives who live there and we can bum off them for a few weeks. (Below is the view from my brother-in-law’s balcony.)P1000718

Recently, I discovered a couple of my FB friends live in SFB and they were the incentive for me to visit again. Being the “poor relative” palled on us long ago!

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The houses are huge, the yards tiny. A sea view is a must, and without one, your property is of less value. Directly in front of one of the houses our relatives own here, is a garden, set aside to maintain the natural vegetation found in the area. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cute little benches are dotted about – great for communing with nature!

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Little paths…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe have never visited here in August and consequently missed the best time: no Vaalies to be seen, and magic fynbos out in flower.

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