Tuesday, September 16, 2008

this 'n that

Hi, here are some random shots taken in the last few weeks. I am busy preparing for another exhibition so blogging time, for both posting and visiting, has been very sparse lately. There are all sorts of political issues i am dying to rant about, but they will have to stand in line and hopefully my addled brain will remember to come back to them when time permits!

A stroll along the beachfront one evening resulted in these shots, it was SOOOOOOOOOOO restful and beautiful absorbing all that reflected colour!






And just as breathtaking was the sunrise as seen from the Donkin reserve on Sunday the week before last.





The coral tree was in full bloom, they are interesting indigenous trees that drop their leaves and clothe themselves in masses of flowers which look amazing against the bare branches and blue skies. (Erythrina Caffra for those who need a formal introducion)





And after years of frustrated attempts to get inside Fort Frederick, we finally found it unlocked the other day. I enjoyed taking pix, but to be perfectly honest, after all those attempts, it was something of an anticlimax. I know the history of the place, (built in 1799, earliest remaining structure built in PE etc) but for any tourist who happened in there, the lack of any info would make it a pretty lame stop. But then what do I know, I'm just a girl, young Ethan was wildly excited by all the "big guns" (canons) around the walls and ran around making suitable machine gun noises.





Sepia seemed an apt medium to give a sense of history to the thick old stone walls of the blockhouse.




And then, unusual in this part of the world, we had a wonderful pyrotechnics display the other night, courtesy of mother nature, with the odd hailstone thrown in for good measure.
(A bit wobbly, handheld, there is a better one on PEDP.)

15 comments:

dot said...

I have to give you an A+ for these beautiful photos. Fantastic capture of the lightening! The old fort reminds me of one of the old Civil War forts I have visited in Alabama.

Sheila said...

The photos are fantastic Suze.
I've never been able to capture lightening, so I'm quite envious.
The fort would be heaven to a young 'un, but like you I like some info to go along with it.

Mary Jo said...

Amazing series! Too beautiful.

Firefly said...

Can't say one specific one stands out for me. They all do. When I saw the first one I thought that was my fav. Then I saw the second one... and the third one... and the fourth one... and the... and the...
Brilliant set.

Rose said...

Wow, and double wow! I love the sky shots but am so envious of the last that it isn't even funny. It is a great capture.

tr3nta said...

nice photos... I like the 1st one and the 4th best... the last is impressive...
Nice discover your blog...

Kerri said...

WOW Suzi-K, these are some AWESOME shots! Absolutely fabulous!!

Cheesy said...

I wonder if coral trees would grow here? Those blooms are my fav color....I am in love!

Kate said...

What a wonderful selection of photos. I especially like the sunset pictures and the coral bloom is fantastic. Haven't "talked" to you for sometime now and hope that you're well and happy!

Kate said...

PS. I wonder what you think of Mbeki's resignation, or perhaps we shouldn't get political on blogs?!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Just beautiful photos, Suzi. You must have a good camera - I've never been able to capture lightning like that.

Webradio said...

Hello Suzi !
What beatiful photos, with pretty colours !
I'll come again ti visit Your blog...
See You later.

Sakiwi said...

Wow, these photos are so amazing! The first one (of the pier and the vista of Humewood and Central) chokes me up. It is photos like this one that makes me miss PE and my family.

Dick said...

Whooooawww, all wonderful pictures, the Coral flower has great colors, the last picture is amazing.
Have a nice weekend.

Neva said...

What a beautiful sky.....