Today my post is a bit non craft related.
It has been winter here, and since our winters are not as severe in Johannesburg as many other places, we still had the time to go out and enjoy the countryside every now and again.
Everything seems a bit brown and gray, but the days were lovely and cosy with lots of sunshine.
These are pictures from our June (Mid winter just about) trip to one of my favourite places around here, Hartbeespoort Dam. It was a lovely day, stunning weather, hardly a breeze, and very peaceful and quiet.
And in August we had a family breakfast at a little place about 15 minutes drive from my home, called Gillooly’s Farm. The restaurant is called Mrs. Sippy. It is situated right next to the water’s edge, and you can walk your dog there and even feed the ducks and geese.
Soon it will be summer again, and then everything will be warm and sunny, and so very green.
My garden is also looking very brown and sad…. Hopefully a few drops of rain will fall soon. Have a lovely weekend. x
Thanks, have a lovely weekend as well. 🙂 I am sure it will rain soon!
Oh I’m so glad you posted this! So. No snow. What is your average temperature right now?
Glad you enjoyed it and liked it. Sorry, no snow around here. Today was already very warm. It is now 17 August at 4pm, and the temperature is about 24 degrees C. (75 degrees F) Summer is coming, and fast. 🙂
Wow, is it typically 24 all winter long?
No, our days would be mostly in the mid 10’s during winter, and the nights in the single digits, with the odd night and early morning below freezing. Those are very cold and we get beautiful frosty mornings. 🙂
To have in the 20’s now already is pretty early. Spring is coming early for sure.
Thanks for sharing this! I love seeing the area around you, even if it is brown. 🙂 Lovely water views.
🙂 We tend to love the water, inland that is. I am not a coast person, and will much rather visit the pretty mountains to relax at.
I think all the world has it’s beautiful places, inland, and coastal. I grew up living near the coast, and do love my water, but I see the beauty of the mountains as well. Where mountains meet oceans is just about perfect. 🙂
Indeed. Some of our coastal cities are stunning. I especially love the smaller coastal towns, I have found people there extremely happy and friendly. 🙂 Must be the air and the ocean.
Beautiful pictures. We are nearing the end of summer and I am desperately trying to hold onto it. I am not looking forward to winter.
Thank you. I thought I would share them. I am glad you enjoyed them. Enjoy your end of summer, I can already feel it here. The days are much warmer already. Soon it should rain, and it will be pretty and green and hot as usual.
Missy's Crafty Mess said:
Great pictures. I am looking forward to snow here in the US. Snow means the ground is frozen which means all of the things that trigger my allergies are frozen. Yay!!!
I always look forward to see snow in the US. You always see the most amazing and stunning photos. Such a pity we only get it here about every 10 years. 🙂
It looks beautiful. I hope to visit South Africa one day. I’d like to take a boat from Southampton to Cape Town like they used to do in the ’20s!
I hope you get to visit here. You would be most welcome.
Even if you can not take a boat like in the very good old days, we have stunning short cruises around our southern coastline. A must do for anyone that loves the sea.