Sign of the seasons

Yesterday evening I went for a walk with some friends on the “koppie” above their house.

It’s Autumn, but the evenings are still perfect – the sun not too hot, the air not too cold. Slap bang in the middle of the city this 8 hectare piece of pristine nature is a godsend. At its apex, after walking a well-marked network of paths, we found a bench and some flat rocks, packed out a little picnic and just allowed everything to slow to a crawl. While the world rushed home from work below, the kids played in the bushes pretending to be lion cubs, the dog ferreted out bugs and other wildlife, and we drank lemonade that had lost its fizziness and ate our sandwiches … slowly, in the golden glow of the setting sun.

This was the first of my “farewells” with friends, as I head off to Canada in two weeks. Goodbyes are always bitter-sweet for me. But memories like this make them just a bit more bearable.

Setting off

Setting off

Excited anticipation

Excited anticipation

Relaxing

Relaxing

Aventuring we go

A-venturing we go

Signs of the city across the valley

Signs of the city across the valley

This is Africa after all

This is Africa after all

Beauty in the evening light

Beauty in the evening light

Tree and sun

Tree and sun

Aloe in the evening light

Aloe in the evening light

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7 thoughts on “Sign of the seasons

  1. I never thought this would be happening after reading about all the red tape you’d have to go through, but at last here you are. I can’t wait to read about all your adventures!

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