Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Favorite Farm Stall, Hex River Valley - 6

Linking with:

Black and White Wednesday

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Favorite Farm Stall, Hex River Valley - 5

There is a trampoline at the tea garden for children to use.

It started getting too hot for bare feet, so Amanda
asked if she could jump with her sandals on.

I thought that this was a cute action shot.
You can't see her jumping, but you can see
her hair bouncing behind her.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Favorite Farm Stall, Hex River Valley - 4

Here are the rest of the flower photos from the tea garden. Amanda is, of course, my favorite flower of all.

Linking with:

Black and White Wednesday

Monday, December 10, 2012

Favorite Farm Stall, Hex River Valley - 3

This next set of photos are of the flowers that decorate the outside tea garden. I loved all the colors and flower arrangements. Some were arranged in pots and others in a metal trolley, which was also in a flower design. Who doesn't love flowers? Well, maybe if you're allergic to them, then you might not. Then again, you could enjoy them in photos and in art.

I hope you enjoyed these. I have a few more flower photos of this pretty little garden to show you. I'll post them on Tuesday. One of the shots looks nice as a black and white, and so I want to use it for the Wednesday link-ups. Here's an interesting question. If you had the choice between fresh flowers or an art piece depicting them, which would you choose and why?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Favorite Farm Stall, Hex River Valley - 2

Let's start our tour of this wonderful example of a South African farm stall with the tea garden. This first photo is also your first glimpse of the inside of the shop. If you look closely, you'll see the words "Coffee Shop" at the top. Let's go outside and see some more!

A metal bowl and metal cups wind chime

A potted olive tree

My daughter, Jessica

My daughter, Amanda

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Favorite Farm Stall, Hex River Valley - 1

If you like farmer's markets, antique shops, coffee shops or potted flowers, then you're going to love this new series. I'm going to be sharing photos of our favorite farm stall, which is in the Hex River Valley, South Africa. We went with two of our daughters, Jessica and Amanda, one sunny weekend in September.

By the way, I only just realized after I posted this that I had written Amanda's Books and More on these three images instead of 1camera1mom. I'm going to leave the mistake. It's been a busy last two days. I'll tell you a bit about the ups and downs on Amanda's Books and More. Come check it out. There will also be a linky for all those posting a Wordless Wednesday.

Are you excited yet? I sure am!

The sign above the door says, "Welcome in the Boland." That's the name of this region. Do you see the South African flag in the top left corner? I'm glad the wind was blowing in the right direction. Check out the shovel hanging from the wall to the right and the potted flowers on the wire chair in front of the door. Little touches like these are appreciated by the artistic eye.

Linking with:

Black and White Wednesday

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wild Flower Time in South Africa - 9

It took me a little bit longer to get this last post for my wildflower series ready. One reason is that these last two photos were taken with Hubby's mobile phone and they had to be transferred to our laptop.

These flowers were growing everywhere in little patches along the highway and I asked him to let me take a picture, because these were really close to the road. I don't know what they are called, but they are really pretty.

Please come back in a couple of days to check out my latest series. I've got lots of pictures to share with you. There's never a dull moment around here!

Here are the beautiful wildflowers.

Here they are again, but now you can see the environment around them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wild Flower Time in South Africa - 8

I think that the wildflowers in today's set of photos are particularly beautiful. Two of these pictures were taken by my husband with his mobile phone, the one with Amanda on Jessica's shoulders and the other one of me with my little camera. Are you surprised that the camera in 1camera1mom is that simplistic? It does the job and Picasa and PicMonkey do the rest.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wild Flower Time in South Africa - 7

Robbie, Jessica, Amanda and I went on a hike near the Worcester, Golf Course.
I'm going to share this hike of ours in two batches. The second batch
of photos will have a lot more wildflowers.

Check out these unusual wildflower bulbs below. They look like they've been dipped in sugar.
Apparently, these bulbs are parasitic and that is what caused the plants around them to turn black.

It always amazes me how the wildflowers can grow so happily in such harsh
conditions. Look at the dry, rocky dirt ground around these yellow flowers.

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