by HesterLeyNel   These daylilies, grown by my husband in huge quantities in our garden in Gauteng, South Africa, resulted in a mass colorful display every summer. Daylilies typically last no more than 24 hours. The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one […]

Week 30

Originally posted on Ellie on the AT:
Here it is- our final week. It was bitter-sweet. Our souls weren’t ready to be done, but our bodies were. There were tears of all different emotions. We couldn’t believe we did it. We never had to turn back, never had to quit, but had loads of fun,…

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Travelled down to Hermanus, a seaside town, in the Western Cape of South Africa. Known for whale sightings and a scenic coastline I found it to be very relaxing and walked on the pathway beside the sea taking in the distinctive smell of the sea and stopping occasionally to sit down and just enjoy it […]


Flyfishing is as much art as sport. And it’s not even my art so much as the joy of taking my place and fading into the art all around me when I’m doing it right. If you wade into the Little Red River in Arkansas at just the right time, day, and season, you can […]

Peekaboo I see you Agama

Originally posted on Abrie dink hardop:
In response to the WordPress weekly photo challenge “peek“ While hiking back from the amazing  Second Waterfall in Jonkershoek a little blue alien like character peeked over a stone. It gave me no choice, my lens had to peek back at it. I know the “alien” as a Bloukopkoggelmander. After…

The Fig Tree

Originally posted on Sunshiny SA Site:
Potted and little, she once was… A simple gesture of thanks, A token of recognition and friendship. Now a heavenly sanctuary of leaves, She looms protectively proud… A shady retreat for Sunday picnics, Wholesome gatherings and fatigued parents Tiny tots, nursery rhymes and gay abandon. Scholarly summer lessons and…