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The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

Rainfall

Rainfall in a drought-stricken land.

 

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Whispers in the night

Dying leaves now susurrate

Regeneration

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How I have missed the soothing sound of rain falling, especially in the middle of the night.

My trusty Canon captured Nature’s special effects: Raindrops frozen in spacetime.

In the background you can just make out the pink blobs that are new blooms on my camellia bush.

 

post script: I just love the word susurrate: meaning, of leaves or wind, making a whispering, rustling sound. Definitions and origins can be found here: susurratesusurration.

 

 

Sunlight

Sunlight

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Sunlight reflecting

Energy freely given

Honeysuckle gold

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While we might be short of water, and other things, here in the Western Cape, one thing we are not short of is – sunlight!

post script: Sunlight always makes me think of this beautiful song written by John Denver in 1971 and performed by Andy Williams; so let me share with you “Sunshine on my shoulders”.

 

You’re a Star!

Gem Squash 1

Gem Squash 1

 

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Pointy golden girl

Spreading yourself everywhere

You know you’re a Star!

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I found this unusual yellow star flower growing by my air plant. On closer inspection, I realised it was growing like a creeper out of a pot on the stoep.

Gem Squash 2

Gem Squash 2

What is it? It’s a gem squash plant. My husband took a seed from a gem squash he’d eaten, stuck it in a pot and voila!

Gem Squash 3

Gem Squash 3

– Yellow star flowers and teeny tiny gem squash in the making!