23 Nov 2014

South Africa


{All images belong to me, please ask before taking}

I came up with the idea to show you bits and pieces of my country in a blog post, using photos. (or, at least, the part of Africa that I live in)
I thought about doing this long ago, so, in my mind, it is far overdue.
Some of my followers actually live in South Africa as well, but a lot of them don't. And this post was inspired by questions frequently asked by my oversea blogger friends, questions about South Africa. 

Sometimes I feel I take my country for granted, and I really shouldn't. You'll agree with me after the photos... (some of them were taken with my iPhone, so when you see a blurry or noisy image, please excuse it with my apologies)
Here goes.

 
a brilliant sunset was shining, and at the same time it was pouring. // the clouds...they like to play.

 
a late evening warm sunset breaking through the trees // every spring, these beautiful little faces are plentiful in our garden.

 
 rainbow leaves. (I did not modify their color at all when I was editing the photo) // another sunset. (even more are coming)

 
a sunny day. // a Pincushion Protea.

 
yes, again with the daisies. // we have quite an incredible view from our veranda. 

 
candyfloss clouds, don't you think? // our moon rises are pretty breathtaking. 

 
sunset on the beach. (told you more were coming) // stormy clouds on a gloomy day.

 

 
double rainbow. // the Helderberg mountain.

 
sunrise. // palm tree silhouettes.

 
more palm trees.

 
ice cream on the beach. // when the city lights come out.

 
the moon, high in the sky. // big, fluffy clouds.

 
daydream days.

36 comments:

  1. These photos are beautiful, I love them! You live in such an awesome place :)

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Oh my god, these are such beautiful pictures!

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  3. This is a stunning idea, Tane! Gorgeous photographs too!

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  4. Beautiful pictures, Tane!
    <3
    My best friend's parents lived in South Africa before moving to California; they have the cutest accents!
    Do you have an accent? -Sorry if I've already asked this or if it's a dumb queation, I was just too curious!

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    1. Thanks, Jordy! That's cool. :) You have asked, but don't worry at all! It's not a dumb question and I definitely do not mind answering.
      I do have an accent, haha :D

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  5. Oh, I love this - these photos are simply divine. <3

    xx Nicole Rose

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  6. Your photography is inspiring, Tane~

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  7. That first picture of the moon . . . Oh, my goodness. Beautiful. <3

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  8. Your photographs are stunning, and South Africa is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I agree, South Africa is pretty gorgeous.

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  9. Oh my goodness these are SO beautiful Tane! I really love them aahh. I would also love so much to see that moon picture full size!
    xx Juli

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    1. Thank you very, very much, Juli!! Ohh, I knoww, it's a pity I had to post them small to fit them all in...but that one is a favorite of mine as well. xxx

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  10. Great photos! A rainbow coloured leaf? What kind of plant is it from?
    Africa looks beautiful. I always wanted to know more about it.

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    1. I wish I knew, Sophie! Haha :)
      Thank you for commenting!

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  11. Your photos are magnificent-your country looks beautiful. <3 :)

    Sophia.xo

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  12. My best friends (twins) were born in South Africa. They are teaching me Afrikaans. :D

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    1. Oh, how cool! I understand Afrikaans, but I'm afraid I can't speak it that well, haha :)

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  13. These are such beautiful pictures Tane... I wish I could visit south Africa one day.. <3
    June
    The Journeys of My Beating Heart

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    1. Thank you♥ If you do, don't you dare forget to visit me. xoxo

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  14. These are wonderful photos Tane! I'd love to go and visit South Africa. <3

    Sammie
    MY BLOG: Sammie The Stargirl

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  15. Love this post! South Africa seems so beautiful! :)

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  16. Amazing pictures, miss Tane! You are quite the photographer!
    Want to trade? A little bit of your sunny beaches for some snow? XD
    vickiedoodles.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! :) Yes, actually, I would like to swap, just once. I've never experienced a white Christmas.
      Thank you, Victoria!

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  17. Wow, Tane! I can't believe you took these pictures! They are so pretty! I love the rainbow colored leaf omg!

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  18. These are so beautiful, Tane. You live in such a gorgeous country. I would love to visit South Africa one day. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cindy, babe. You should, definitely.

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