Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Walking in Our Neighborhood - Part 2

These photos were taken while walking in our neighborhood. It was recently summertime, and the flowers in people's gardens were blooming. If you like flowers and lots of bright colors, then you'll enjoy today's pictures. You can click on the images to make them bigger.

Amanda Sitting Next to Our Bougainvillea

Walking the Dog

Frangipani Trees
and Yellow Roses


White and Blue Agapanthus

White Agapanthus

Purple Daisy

Purple Flowers on a Jacaranda Tree

Jacaranda Tree in Pencil Sketch
(Picasa 3 photo editing tool) 

In case you missed it, here's Part 1!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Walking in Our Neighborhood - Part 1

I love to tell stories using photographs and sometimes pictures say more than words.

The pictures I'm sharing with you today were taken this summer, in our neighborhood in South Africa. This yellow flowering tree seemed quite happy in all its lushness. The large yellow and black beetles were certainly happy buzzing around its flowers. Amanda was curious about the beetles, but when one buzzed near her head, she no longer wanted to be near the tree.

Take time to see the beauty all around you. Welcome to my neighborhood.

Click on the images to view them larger.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On the Road - Part 3

In this new set of photos, you'll see for yourself how the pictures that I've been taking are from our car, through the glass and all. These ones were taken on our way to Cape Town. One of my favorite images is the one on the bridge with the low-lying clouds, the same bridge that you got to see coming from the other direction in Part 2. You can click on the images to view them larger.

Raindrops on the Windshield

Sunshine and Shadow

Low-lying Clouds

Entering Cape Town Center

Mandela on the Building

Table Mountain

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On the Road - Part 2

Today's photos are mostly from a second drive that we took from Paarl to Worcester. These photos and last week's photos were taken from inside a moving vehicle. If you remember in Part 1, the bridge was closed, so I took photos of it as we drove past. On this drive, the bridge was open, so I have a great photo of us driving over it.

Since we live in the wine region, you'll get to see some of the idyllic vineyards on the route. Don't forget to click on the images to view them larger. It's worth it!

Here's the famous Nederburg Wine Estate to the right.
The white pillars up ahead make up the entrance.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

On the Road - Part 1

I'm always taking photos and that is why I started 1camera1mom. I needed a place to share them! Sure, I've got Amanda's Books and More where I share many of my photos, but the themes are usually different. There you get to see more about us and here you get to see more about the region where we live.

"On the Road" is a series of photos taken between Paarl and Worcester, South Africa. The bridge was closed due to a truck overturning, so we had to take the old pass.

It's quite common to see baboon in the area. When Amanda was little, she called them "balloons." The scenery is stunning, so click on the images to view them larger.


The Du Toits Kloof tunnel

Here's a link to the fascinating history of the Du Toits Kloof Pass.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jason's Hill Private Cellar - Part 3

After our scrumptious Valentine's breakfast at Jason's Hill Bistro, we did some wine tasting. The wines produced at Jason's Hill Private Cellar are by Ivy Du Toit, one of South Africa's pioneer woman winemakers, who developed a passion for wine making at a young age. She has kept alive the tradition of vine growing and wine making that was begun by her family's ancestors in 1844. She won the Diner's Club Young Winemaker of the Year in 2003 and the Woman Winemaker of the Year in 2004. We actually saw her in action from the window that looks onto the wine production from inside the Bistro.

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting some of the whites and reds. We ended up buying three bottles of wine: Shiraz 2010, Merlot 2010 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. The latter two had won awards. Click on the images to view them larger.

Jason's Hill Wines and Awards

Jason's Hill White Wines

Jason's Hill Red Wines

Chardonnay 2011
Best Value 2014

Pinotage 2010

Merlot 2010
Michelangelo Gold Medal
Veritas Award
Best Value 2014 

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Two Veritas Awards

Shiraz 2010
Merlot 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Here's Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them.

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