Festival of Leaves: Week 8


to see more blogs on this theme, make sure to visit Verena’s blog

this is an old picture taken by some one in my family.  Ferns  are popular for their beautiful leaves.  My favurite is this maidenhair fern

09 vir later

taken in the tropical part of the two oceans aquarium – Cape Town


Festival of Leaves: Week 7

foilage is a never ending interesting topic for photography and Verena created a lovely opportunity to be on the lookout for leaves

we are moving towards summer but still have a lot of fresh young leaves to enjoy


young hydrangea leaves

Travel Theme :connections

These past months my time was not always my own and my blogging suffered a lot under it.

Ailsa announced a very interesting theme for this week : CONNECTIONS.

Visit her blog if you would like to get more links on this topic

SMARTIES : As a little girl I arranged them in little heaps.  It could have been two toned or tri-coloured heaps, depending on how I felt.  I formed patterns with them and even used to build little pictures with them.  Lately I only enjoy these tasty titbits but they always connect my mind with my childhood affinity for it.


Festival of Leaves: Week 6


once again an opportunity with verena to share our leavy shots

I am a bit slow this week. 

Want to share with you the leaves that grew in my kitchen window. This was my temporary kitchen while we were living in Belgium


parsley  lettuce and chives


At home here in South Africa I have more or less the same







This lettuce sowed itself and flourished in a crack on the stepping stones


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

to view more blogs with wonderful leavy pictures, visit the festival of leaves for the links


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

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