Taken directly into the sun – once again, I’m very impressed with the way this camera handles light.
This is very unusual foliage for dry old Matabeleland – a delightfully cool “natures garden.”
I bet the fairies are playing here under their mushrooms!
This is an HDR taken at the upper Hillside Dam – you can just see Ghost swimming (making the ripples on the left of the pic.)
The aloes were flowering when we worked in Manicaland recently. Below is a ‘natures garden’ at a rather unspectacular place called Kudziwa.
The church, where we surveyed for water, is on the top of a granite kopjie. The bright aloes will be faded when the Msasa come out (very soon!)
Below, taken at the Vumba Botanical gardens…
Out walking in the Vumba, I spied that bright red dot clinging precariously to the side of a granite kopjie:
Closer inspection! (Dontcha just LOVE the plant in the foreground – I’d describe it as ‘frazzled’ how I feel, on occasion!)
Taken overlooking Mozambique…Imagine how pleased we were to stay at a (lovely place called Outside Inn) in the Vumba with aloes in prolific flower in the garden. This is the view from the front veranda.
The bird is a bonus.
This is the entrance to ‘Outside Inn’ – only a few kilometre from the Leopard Rock Hotel. It’s a cute little cottage (three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plenty firewood and all to ourselves for $50.00 per night!!!)
I want a necklace like this:
Or ear rings like this:
I’d like drops like these…
Maybe in my hair?
PS – Ive been learning how to use the aperture priority setting on my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000! All these pics were taken using this setting and with the macro facility on.
Climbing down from Isotsha, I came across this little piece of nature I’d love to have in my garden.Those candelabra plants!
All over the country there are what I call ‘natures gardens’ and Nswazi didnt fail me…this one (above) was right in between two homesteads. Reminded me of our home in Esigodini when I was a child – spent hours climbing.
I would love to steal this little bunch of rocks and resurrection plant (green from the recent rains) for my own garden. I photograph it instead.
Dontcha love this ground cover…(above)