Hello friends. It’s another new month and autumn is settling in here in Stellenbosch. The vineyards are turning, the trees are starting to loose their leaves and the squirrels are madly collecting all sorts of yummy goodies to store away. A lovely time of the year, with colours all of its own.
My hubby and I escaped for a mini-break last Wednesday. We crossed over the mountains, went through Ceres and then up to Kagga Kamma (which is in an area which combines the Cederberg and the Karoo…..difficult to explain). It’s far away from tar roads, cellphones and city lights. Beautiful. Quiet. Unspoilt. We relaxed, walked, went on drives and made some new friends. Wonderful.
While we were walking it dawned on me that I was surrounded by what my friend Su calls “grungy colours” – those rusts, greys, chartreuses, purples and oranges that are both dull and vibrant, dirty yet alive…….. I found myself taking photos of colours and textures, as well as vistas, that emphasised these colours. (My hubby has become used to me constantly stopping and taking photos of a flower or a rock!!) Not only is Kagga Kamma beautiful, it is also very historical and spiritual as the bushmen and Khoi people have lived here over the past few thousands of years. We were able to see very well-preserved bushman paintings and learn about their “use” of the wide variety of plants and animals.
I think I’ve said enough – scroll through these pictures and enjoy the colours…….
And now it’s back to work and “the real world”. I hope that you all have a wonderful week!!