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"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time". John Lubbock

 

 

With lockdown scheduled to run for a minimum of another 2 weeks( supposedly to end on April 30th), I once again delved into my archives to share views of the outside world that to a larger or lesser extent we are all missing. Enjoy the beauty that each image offers, and perhaps even use them as visualization tools for once we are allowed out again. These images were all taken at a variety of game reserves and lodges in and around the Lowveld.

 

I figured that I could allow myself one image with an animal in it. In this instance, part of an elephant, hiding, unsuccessfully, in the foliage.

 

Time for reflection? After a rain squall on a dusty game reserve road. Although the muddy road might make driving difficult, it does add to the beauty of what is often just a dusty stretch of road.

 

Looking westward as the sun sets just beyond the hills in this reserve in the Waterberg. No two sunsets (or sunrises) are ever the same, which is what excites me about every day spent under our African skies.

 

Early morning at a dam not too far from Johannesburg. The juxtaposition of water and dead trees always attracts my attention.

 

Not quite a full moon. But this shot sort of reminded me of a DreamWorks movie credit background. (Thinks ET in the carrier on the handlebars of the bicycle)

 

Night-time in the garden of good and evil? I touch of photographic magic here as I shot this sunset while using the in-camera tungsten filter.

 

Clouds over Africa.

 

A rocky outcrop that might be part of the history of South Africa?

 

If you cannot hide the electricity pylons, then just include them. This particular pylon supports cables that take electricity to neighbouring countries as it is very near a border.

 

Sunrise over another day in paradise?

 

What formations can you see within these clouds?

 

Will South Africa as we knew it to be the same post lockdown? No one can say with any degree of certainty if that statement is correct or not. But what I do know for certain, is that night WILL follow day. There will be sunrises and sunsets and more importantly, we will appreciate them with new vigour and enthusiasm.

 

 

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