A Walk in the Woods II

We are very fortunate in that although we live on the outskirts of a small city, we are close to the mountains and a very short drive away from the nearest forestry plantation. So last Sunday, we went for another walk there. It was a beautiful sunny winter’s morning here, so I decided to take some photographs. Unfortunately, you cannot hear all the bird calls, frog croaks, and insect chirps and buzzes that went along with the beautiful scenery.

Setting off - a man and his dog (©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com)

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Looking down at the forestry station ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

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A small (5 cm in diameter) spider's web being weighted down by some quite big water droplets. ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

We got to this little dam and Willie and I just couldn’t resist taking some photos of the reflections of the trees and mountains in the water. It was a hazy day and although you couldn’t see the mountain properly, it reflected much more clearly in the water.

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It is winter here in the southern hemisphere so there are not a lot of flowers about, but we found some tiny flowers along the roadside.

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Unfortunately, we had to turn back when the bergwind (hot, dry wind blowing down from the mountains) started to blow and it got too warm to walk comfortably.

If you haven’t already seen it, have a look at A Walk in the Woods I.

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About lisa@notesfromafrica

I live on the Southern coast of South Africa, and write about the things that interest, amuse or inspire me. You can find me at http://notesfromafrica.wordpress.com and https://southerncape.wordpress.com (my photoblog)
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14 Responses to A Walk in the Woods II

  1. Looks like you had a good time. So wish I could’ve joined you!
    Great pictures with the reflections in the water – it makes the colours show off better too. Okay, I have to ask. Did you do macro shots of the nameless green stuff growing on the um. . . tree trunk / rock? The angle is really interesting.
    You saw so many things! Great catch on that web waterbed 🙂

    • Well, I had a great time . . . Willie and Rosie weren’t that impressed with me dawdling along behind them. Although Willie proved to be a good photo-op spotter again – including spotting the web waterbed.

      I will take you on that route past the little dam next time you visit! Yes, those are macro shots of the “nameless green stuff” (known to the rest of us as “moss”!). The interesting angle comes from the fact that I was leaning against an embankment and looking upwards to take the shot.

  2. Great photos, Lisa! I would love to know how far you are from the sea, as well. I’ve gotten the impression you are rather close. Sounds like a fabulous location! Hope your week is going well, my friend!
    Kathy

    • Thanks Kathy! We live on a narrow coastal belt about 11 miles (20 minute drive) from the nearest beach and about less than 2 miles from the mountains. So we have easy access to both. I’m doing well thanks!

  3. bagnidilucca says:

    Great pictures! It looks like a beautiful area.

  4. 2summers says:

    Those reflection pics are stunning.

  5. Estie says:

    Beautifull!

  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful pictures! I would love to be walking there now!

    • Thank you! I’m still a beginner when it comes to photography, so it’s still a lot of trial and error. The area is beautiful – I always come home feeling so calm and peaceful after a walk there.

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