The calm before the storm …

Within half an hour of these photographs, there was a rip-roaring thunderstorm dancing overhead – whip cracking lightning and obstreperous rolling thunder followed by a short, sharp deluge.

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“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” John Muir

Five Photographs – Image 1

This was taken on a walk to the river on Saturday afternoon, what caught my eye about this scene was the gorgeous light filtering through the trees. We normally visit this part of South Africa in the winter for the stark contrast that the season brings but being here in the summer just adds a whole different dimension to the surroundings.