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Gumboot safari

The neighbour’s dam broke last night, flooded our dam and overflowed down stream.  This afternoon we went on a gumboot safari.

 

Gumboot Safari

 

Full dam overnight

 

Wild flowers

 

Walking cautiously

 

Creek leaving our property

 

Growing out of the old

 

The view towards our house from the North West corner of our property

 

Up the creek without a paddle…

 

Old blue gum tree

 

Ants caught by surprise trying to re-nest

 

Kibbel kabbel stroompie (Sorry about the Afrikaans :D)

 

Now why else do you think you need gum boots?

 

Bushveld ferns

 

Freshwater crabs? In the bushveld?????

 

And he wasn’t the only one!

 

Waterfall in the mountain

Time and our dam

I did a shoot beginning of August 2011 of our dam.  The idea was to show the difference  the time of day makes to the light.

3 Aug 2011, 7:51 AM, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO-400, 95mm

Early morning light  vs  light just after midday

3 Aug 2011, 2:10 PM, f/5, 1/400, ISO-100, 95mm

 

 

Adding the time factor, I took some pictures of our dam after it started drying up this morning.

20 Sep 2011, 8:11 AM, f/10, 1/320 sec, ISO-400, 55mm

 

And since we’re on the subject of our dam, here’s two pictures I took of the stream that feeds the dam or whats left of it 🙂

Stream

 

A small pool in the stream

Wedding pics

Nope, not mine :).  We attended a wedding on Saturday, and these are some of the pics I took.  This post will have no pics of the bride and groom.  Just some of the pics I took of my family at the wedding.

 

Water hazard 🙂

 

The look

 

Look daddy!

 

There’s a ball down there!

 

I don’t like this suit

 

My family

 

How do you keep a 4 year old away from the pond?

 

You tell him there’s a crocodile in the water

 

Stunning pic of Rivan

 

Please mommy are we finished?

 

TPP – Walk about

Today’s TPP was supposed to be patterns, but this morning was misty with the sun starting to peek through the clouds so I decided to go walk about.  I’m in the lucky position that we live in the bushveld, so my walk about was in the veld with my green gumboots.

 

Raindrops on the news shoots of a bluegum tree

 

Itsy Bitsy Spider…

 

Flowing water
Grass close to the river

 

Raindrops on a thorn tree
A rare find – mushrooms growing out of cow dung

 

More mushrooms

 

Succulents

 

More succulents

 

Quick snap

 

I don’t know why I find this last picture so nice.  It was just a quick snap on my way back to the house.