I've joined Susan Black at The Passionate Observer in her on line, week by week photo challenge. The first challenge - to take photos during the past week and post the results by Wednesday. I've never taken part in any project like this and feeling a bit nervous, here are my snippets of life.
My weekday always includes walks along my favourite beaches in Betty's Bay and Kleinmond so my first picture is of a beach just outside Kleinmond. The two rustic crosses commemorate the graves of people lost when the Norwegian ship, the Gustav Adolf, sank off Palmiet Beach in 1902.
At Dawid's Kraal Beach one cold rainy evening the sun suddenly shone through the clouds and transformed the wet beach into subtle mother of pearl shades.
|Dawid's Kraal Beach|
A ribbon of pink reflection all the way to the horizon on Betty's Bay Main Beach.
|Betty's Bay Main Beach|
My garden, following the cycle of the fynbos year, is filled with dozens of these pale blue translucent flowers
I planted this Sunset Conebush about three weeks ago and when I looked out my bedroom window my eye was immediately caught by the gorgeous lipstick pinky-red color of the first bloom, lit by the early morning sunlight.
During this week we took a short trip to The Small Karoo. Apart from the wild beauty of wide open plains and stark, snow-covered mountains, these are the smaller shots that attracted my camera
|Saxe Coburg Guesthouse, Prince Albert Village|
| Miss Helen's Owl House|
Late afternoon sun transforms a river in the Swartberg Pass into golden glass
Back home again, water reeds line the bank of the Bot River Lagoon and cottonwool clouds are reflected in the tranquil blue water
|Bot River Lagoon|
Looking through the pictures I've posted I think that all of them make a story about light, reflections and shadows - through stained glass, on beaches, river and lagoons, enlivened here and there by bright, plastered walls and painted doors.
I'm looking forward to the next challenge.