Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's been a long time ...

I can't  believe that nearly a year has passed since I last wrote anything for my blog.  In fact, it was at the start of our 2008 flower trip and now we've recently returned from our 2009 expedition.  Every year we set off for a different area of the Western Cape to marvel at the incredible displays of wildflowers but this year we decided to do things a little differently and concentrate on the Nieuwoudtville and Calvinia areas for four days.

About 20 kms out of Cape Town we came across the first of many dazzling fields of canary yellow canola, contrasted against the vivid green of winter wheatfields.

At a pit stop for coffee at a roadhouse we were entertained by flocks of geese.  It's really difficult to photograph geese - they must be some of the most suspicious creatures in the avian world and never ever maintain a pose!

  A short way further was something we seldom see down in the Western Cape, living at the coast as we do - the mountain peaks were covered in snow.



On the way to Citrusdal, where, as the name suggests, orange, tangerine, mandarin and lemon trees aregrown, the weather brightened up and we began to see glorious views like this.



Related Posts with Thumbnails