My favorite part of Paris is Montmartre with its small alleys and tiny cafes. Getting lost in there is pure entertainment. However, this time I decided to behave a little more like a real tourist (also because I no longer have many of the old pictures I’ve taken from Paris) and headed to the Eiffel tower and Seine. You can’t deny it – it is impressive.
The nice thing about the South African winter is that many plants continue growing throughout the year. In Johannesburg the biggest problem for plants is the total absence of rain for months – but we are not the yet. Right now, the nature is still mostly green and in places even blooming.
It’s been an incredibly busy week, and not only have I not posted for over a week, I missed few days of photos in between… But all I can do is get back to the rhythm and try to do better in the future.
The photo of the day 46 is of a weather monitoring station nearby our house. Over the last year the vines and trees have taken over it – making it a little cube of green.
Merlin and I went to search the autumn colours today. No native trees in SA seem to turn colourful, so these gorgeous reds, yellows and oranges are all from imported trees. But there is quite a selection of those too. Johannesburg has so many planted trees it is actually classified as the world’s largest man-made forest.
While on a walk, we came across these massive flowers – every flower was almost as big as my head. As it often happens, the photos I took were no match for the reality, so I’ll just post this one with an interesting focus effect. I’ll go back and try again.
Live music, drinks, friends and bales of hay. What else could you need for a nice night out?
As days get shorter and mornings crisper, I miss Finland. And not only because it is spring there… The autumn colors in Finland can be magnificent. But there is beauty in African autumn too.
Ever since we had our own resident Weaver bird in our previous house, they have been among my favourite birds. There are few things more entertaining than watching them weave their nests. This one was clearly a top-notch builder, as he seems to have attracted a girl as well.
Breede river is an amazingly beautiful area. With the ongoing drought in the Western Cape, it is like a little oasis in the middle of desert.
River, boat and the ‘Alligator’. That’s all.