The Golden Hour- Dawn- another view… Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt: The Golden Hour

by michelle w. on October 27, 2013

6:00AM: the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3:00AM bedtime?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DAWN.


Yesterday I missed my first posting in months! I was away on a church camp, and we camped with our caravans. Yesterday morning I went for a walk in nature with my camera in hand. Just after dawn. And I will share a photo or two with you. On Friday night we had the most wonderful sound in a dry land- the sound of rain on the roof of a caravan. And the next morning it showed in nature’s joy…

Here is Dawn in the South African Bushveld, maybe not quite as expected…  Remember it is spring in the Southern Hemisphere…


Sunrise in a drop of rain…

Where did you find your morning coffee?

Hey Bro- Where did you find your morning coffee?


Little red spider looking for breakfast…


An Impala has just passed this way!

Flower Friday- Arum lily



The Arum Lily, as I have it, is one of our native South African plants that has spread to gardens throughout the world.

Like you would have seen yesterday, I am not at a good place in my journey at the moment. So this flower will just have to do for the whole weekend,

I am going camping with the church. It will be the first time in a year that my Caravan will be moving… 

I hope your weekend is a good one!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wheels

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wheels

We are well into this current miscellaneous series.  This week’s topic is wheels.  Think of all the things that have wheels, vehicles, spinning wheels, water wheels, toys, furniture.  Have some fun with it.  See my entry at the bottom of this post for examples.  I hope you have some fun with this challenge.

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As a self confessed Petrolhead I do have some Wheel photos in store…

My new pets arrived today! Vermicomposting…

For a long while now I have been interested in the process of vermicomposting. Making compost with the help of earthworms.

I received a few from a friend a while back. But when I talked to Brigid at aristonorganics, she sent me another 5 litre tub of worms,  from the Cape yesterday. The Red Wriggler variety that is needed to do the job.And I just went to our Post Office and collected them. That was fast and speedy service- the worms travelled 1600 km in 24 hours!

And this is the start of my vermicomposting project:



The first batch is in this Big Jim 100l container, with some holes drilled in the bottom to collect the vermi-tea. The next two crates are standing by, to go on top of this one, when the worms have settled and started their work.

And this is the view inside, look at all the happy campers…


Why am I so interested in this earthworm project? I really want to grow my family’s own vegetables in our back yard. I want to reduce our own footprint on the environment, and reduce the amount of waste going into our landfill. I am also really interested in urban farming as a solution to hunger in Africa, and I want to learn a lot in the process of playing these games!

Thanks for the help, Brigid Jackson!


Share your World week 37- Cee’s Challenge 

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?


1. Favorite outdoor activity- Motorcycling. And having a Barbeque…

2. Food together or separate?  It depends! Usually separate except in a stew or “Potjie”…

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3. If I could live anywhere in the world? Boulder, Colorado. Or Cape Town…


4. What household chore do I hate doing?

Changing baby nappies… no photo!

Sunday Stills- Trees

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Trees/ Fall Colours?

Posted on October 20, 2013 by 

Easy challenge this week, for those of us who can, lets make this a fall foliage challenge too..:-)


_MG_0119 _MG_0130 _MG_0356 _MG_0788It is Spring in South Africa. So I will just share some of our local trees as they are at the moment, or were in the last 2 months…

The Hue of You… Purple???

Sometimes I am not even comprehensible to myself. So on these days I feel… Purple…  Or maybe it was just the hue of a beautiful classic Cadillac that I saw in a shopping mall parking lot on Saturday, and I wanted to share with as much people as possible… who knows?

2013-10-19 11.33.31 2013-10-19 11.33.47 2013-10-19 11.35.22 2013-10-19 11.35.45Sorry- I only had the Samsung Galaxy S3 with me, and could not play with Depth of Field to cut out the innocent bystanders…

Somebody did take his Canon Powershot Sx 150 iS with him to take photos, and then… left the Micro SD card in the laptop…