Friday, September 25, 2009

Carpe Diem

the long road

This week we spontaneously decided that we should go on a road trip

langebaan

Our destination was the Westcoast Natue Reserve

all the flowers are gone

We were hoping we would see the spring flowers- but as it turns out we were late, they were already gone!

walk

that wasn't going to dim our mood or sense of adventure- so we still went a long walk ( hoping a little bit to turn a corner and see carpets of spring flowers!! )

following the pass

following a flower and game path...

geranium

discovering lots of blossoms

new shoots

outlandish plants

lunch

met mr. tortoise (actually quite a few of them)

wild irises

walked through a field of wild irises (their scent is truly amazing!)
turned a corner
and!

game

saw lots of Game!!!!

playing

Well, I guess spring is here! most of the game we saw- and we saw so much had babies!
my favourite were the baby Ostriches, but family Ostrich don't like being photographed...so you will have to take my word for it ;)


This weeks Word is CARPE DIEM, seize the moment!
And I love my spontaneous trips however close or far! They are so rejuvenating and make me feel alive!! I promised myself now that it is spring I will do that more again

For more interpretations of the Weekword visit Line!

Enjoy your DAY!

7 comments:

Line said...

this journey looks amazing a road trip, so lucky, I love the way you capture nature's beauty, thank you so much!!!

cindy said...

yes, your journey looks fantastic! i love that bird and game sign and all the flowers, of course. and, seeing the animals in that setting is incredible. thank you for taking us along. spring looks wonderful in your part of the world. enjoy your weekend!

cashmerecafe said...

As usual - lovely and inspiring photos. Thanks :) Autumn has just started here, so it's unusual to see all these beuatiful blooming flowers.
And - I love your header image!

nathalie et cetera said...

such a wonderful day! carpe diem was indeed the word for it!

Nicky Linzey said...

These flowers look so exotic and so different from our British wild flowers. What a beautiful place.

Aris said...

I love that where you live all this beauty is just a little road trip away. What a beautiful part of the world and how nice of you to share it with such beautiful photographs.

aimee said...

that is a way to seize the day. what a journey! line said that you're choosing the next weekword? can't wait to see what it is!

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