Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Horizon. The space or line where the sky meets the earth. So many places where the sky meets the earth around the world, and millions of interactions between two elements. It can be water, a city skyline, a forest, a wasteland, a desert, a sunset outside your bedroom window. Is there a particular horizon which speaks to you?

In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo which means HORIZON to you!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

– Sara Rosso



This is the horizon of my town where I live- taken from a hill about 4 km out of town…  (cell phone unfortunately…)

2013-10-16 14.49.52Nearly all my time is spent on the piece of earth on this photo. Even my favorite cycling route is visible here- going to that hill on the horizon left. From my house to there is 16 km. During the Great Trek the Voortrekkers thought they have reached Egypt when they saw that hill, Kranskop. They were trying to get away from the British Empire…  The town on this photo, in the distance around the grain silos- Nylstroom.  “The stream of the Nile”… This is my horizon where I live.

The other horizon that I love:

IMG_0304The Amphitheatre in the Natal Drakensbergs- I grew up about 150 km from here and love the Mountains of Natal…

I also love the horizons of the Western Cape Province of South Africa


Grapes and Sandstone mountains…

But the best loved one of them all:

IMG_0814Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa! Going with my bicycle around it once a year in the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycletour…

The Hue of me… Weekly Photo Challenge

The Hue of me... Weekly Photo Challenge


  •  I am African
  •  I am White
  •  I am undeniably connected to Black
  •  I am light. I am dark
  •  I am good, I am bad
  •  I am stormy, I am calm
  •  I am boring, I might be interesting
  •  I love the Bush, but I also love the city
  •  I am temporary, but I am eternal
  •  I am…

Live Life, my child! Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt: Childlike

by michelle w. on October 15, 2013

Explain your biggest regret — as though to a small child.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHILDLIKE.


My dear child, you only have this one journey through life. So whatever you choose to do, do it fully! Give everything you’ve got!  And- remember to laugh every day!

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Early Morning in the garden…

A follow- up on 3 days ago: https://vosperdruiter.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/good-morning-spring-weekly-photo-competition/

For the weekly Photo Challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/photo-challenge-morning/

The Pomegranate blossom has started opening!



And the birds are coming to visit-

IMG_0766Another beautiful day in the Bush- today we are at the date where the locals believe the rain season should start, I really hope there is some on the way soon!



Daily Prompt: Can’t Get Enough

by michelle w. on October 9, 2013

Have you ever been addicted to anything, or worried that you were? Have you ever spent too much time and effort on something that was a distraction from your real goals? Tell us about it.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ADDICTING.


I think I might be addicted to my blog- 375 posts since February 2013…


Why? Because I am lonely sometimes… 🙂

Unplugged Rider Family…

Daily Prompt: Bloggers, Unplugged

by michelle w. on October 8, 2013

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us UNPLUGGED.


Every now and then civilization and all the blinking stuff gets too much. There is only one solution for extreme cases of being full of city… 

Go Hiking! 

IMG_0373Expose the family to nature in its most raw state… 



And there, in nature, doing the most basic things in the most basic way, you find yourself again! 



And I know- I need a little bit of this soon:




Good Morning Spring! Weekly Photo Competition


My friends would have seen the drought and the bush fires in our region on my blog over the last few weeks. It is hot, and extremely dry in October in the Bushveld region of South Africa. There is one thing that we need above all else. And last night it started to happen! We had the first lovely thunder shower. Now I do not have the skill to take beautiful pictures of thunder storms.

But this morning- we woke up to a brand new world! Everything is crisp and clean, there is already new life visible in nature all around us. So I just had to grab one of the cameras and take another picture or two for this challenge. So, fresh from my garden, I present:  Morning in Spring:

You know it is October when the Jacaranda blooms...

You know it is October when the Jacaranda blooms…

Ok, this Jacaranda blossom fell on top of a small White Stinkwoodtree, and I loved the way nature presented it for me!


My new season of tomatoes is beginning- the seed have sprouted!


The blossom of the pomegranate just before opening, the leaves still bear witness of last night’s blessing…

And there you have it: Morning in my garden…