Festival of Leaves: Week 5


Every week verena gives us the opportunity to celebrate nature with the Festival of Leaves challenge.  go there to get links to all the other wonderful leavy blogs.

my contribution was taken in the botanical gardens of Leuven in Belgium


First young leaves


cypress  variety


Festival of Leaves: Week 4


Although I live in the southern hemisphere, and we are on our way to a new summer season, it is the rich colours of autumn that make me reach for my camera.



a carpet of leaves


dusted with early morning frost

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Festival of Leaves: Week 3


It is an absolute joy for me to go through my picture archive and select appropriate pictures for this weekly Festival of leaves

About this time last year I visited my son that lives in London.  These were taken the one morning when he had me walking from the one side of London to the other side of the city ( at least that was how it felt!!)

Look who watched me while I took some pictures of its home


the watch


fibrant colours

» Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

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The first golden rays from the sun touches Table Mountain

Table Mountain

The first golden rays from the sun touches Harder Kulm

Harder Kulm

Festival of leaves: Week 2

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While the northern hemishere is readying itself for the coming autumn and winter, here where we live sping has arrived with young saplings and shiny tender leaves.


ornamental vine

We were away for a long time and this vine almost did not survive.  When I got home, I gave it intensive care and it did the trick


young hydrangia leaves

Hydrangias flower in mid summer and in South Africa over Christmas time they are normally at their peak. So locally they are known as Christmas roses.