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.