Friday, February 25, 2011

Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens

Guinea fowl have the most gorgeous spotty feathers, they look like something prehistoric. Half way between dinosaur and bird
Last weekend Jon and I spend an afternoon at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Kirstenbosch is definitely on my top 10 list of things to do in Cape Town. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, the gardens wind their way down the valley. The plant and bird life is astounding. It wasn't the nicest day there was some fog on the mountain but it was the perfect time to visit. The fog kept it really cool and provided a nice soft even light for the pictures. All birds were incredible, they were having a feast flying from protea to protea. They have concerts here every weekend, and it's really common to meet up with your friends for an evening pick nick, and sundowner. It was a relaxing way to spend one of our last weekends in South Africa.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meerendal Vineyard lunch

We had a lovely lunch out at the Meerendal Wine Estate yesterday. It was the perfect summer day, gorgeous blue sky, not a cloud in it, and a slight breeze. We shared some steak and salad, and finished with a delish illy coffee. 

This was the view of Table Mountain on our drive home.
Taken by my lovely husband, I was driving!

Happy Valentines Day

Hope everyone has a lovely Valentines Day. I bought these gorgeous Dahlias at the Adderly Street flower  market in cape town a few days ago. My husband who is a Valentines baby bought me some gorgeous yellow and red tipped roses, which I haven't yet had a chance to photograph. I asked him this morning if he minded sharing his birthday with me, he said, not at all, that he really enjoyed it, and if he had to share it with anyone I would be his first pick. What a sweetie. For many years I hated Valentines day it only reminded me of how single I was, now it's extra special because it's not just a special day for love, but it was also the day my love was born on!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


This is what happens when I finally get my camera back.... I take pictures of the first thing I see that looks pretty! Yep, my breakfast, it was particularly tasty this morning, bran flakes, muesli, fresh raspberries, and a scoop of double fat Greek yogurt, Yum!!! I also realized that the last few posts have all had a lot of blue in them, the next post will be a warm one as well.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Only in Africa

This dude was just chilling on this bench listening to music on his phone. All dressed up in his hat and leather shoes. I wasn't sure what he was doing up here, if he was waiting for someone or just wanted to enjoy the gorgeous view of Nordhoek beach. You can ride horses on this 8 km long pristine beach.