Take a walk around our village with me

I have been thoroughly enjoying learning all there is to learn about my camera and each day, I figure out something new to try out.  I will calm down with photographing soon, I promise, well I promise to try.  In the meanwhile, I would like to take you for a walk around our village where we live.  I will get back to the kitchen for new recipes soon.

Maybe I will start “Wordless Wednesday” posts…

Have a happy day. 🙂

66 thoughts on “Take a walk around our village with me

    • Thanks Raymund – I really am having loads of fun – I still battle with inside food shots but have figured out that I need to get 2 spot lights that I can defuse through a sheet – so will hopefully get those right soon too. have a great day. 🙂

  1. Wow…that buried treasure of a Frankenstein Nikon ( or what ever it was) has unveiled the true Diamond in the rough you apparently were all along…

    Okay, if I take the stroll through the Village with ya… it doesn’t make me one of the “Village People” does it?
    If so…I want to wear the cowboy hat…

  2. Don’t you dare “calm down with photography”! Your camera is still quite new and look at the beautiful photos you’ve shot. And you’ll only get better and better. I say “Snap away!” — unless your lens happens to focus upon a spider. Then it will be time to put down the camera and reach for the bug spray.
    Have a great day, Mandy, and keep shooting!

  3. It’s great you are enjoying your new camera so much. What an inspiring bunch of images. You should definitely keep up with the photography. You have a great way of capturing things.

    • Hi Ringo! So lovely to get a comment from you. I just mentioned to Pete last week that it has been forever since I spoke to you or Ruth – you must have heard me. Hope you are both well. Much love from good old South Africa to you both. 🙂 xo

  4. I love, love, loved this! And that photo of the lone tree reminded me of one I posted last summer of a a lone olive tree in a field near my house. So similar, so different! Your photos and photography are a delight, so please don´t stop snapping!

  5. Oh my gosh your village is beautiful! I want to be there right now! 🙂 And you can keep going crazy with that camera all you want – I’m enjoying the results.

  6. Oh walk around as often as you like I am fascinated by your environment, is that sand, are you in a desert?. Where do you get your water? I am going to have to email you and ask questions, is it dreadfully hot?.. do this again i love it! c

    • Hi Celi, yip those are sand dunes. Bit of a doubled edged sword – we “locals” love to see the bare open sand but invader bush has taken over a lot of them…saving them from being blown away though. Nope we aren’t in a dessert but (just to let you in on a little secret – maybe, just maybe Pete and I will be moving to Namibia [desert] for a 2 to 3 year contract) but that is a story for another day. We enjoy lovely summers – not as hot or humid as Mauritius and “mild” winters – mild by everyone else’s standards, just not my own, you see I don’t enjoy winter at all, but I think you already know that. We have a normal water supply source, just like any other town thankfully. I look forward to answering all of your questions. Have a super day and thank you for your wonderful support and encouragement. 🙂

  7. I will take a walk around your village any day of the week. All of your photos are so inspiring and so wonderfully taken. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.. it made my day

  8. What a beautiful village you live in, Mandy! Are those sand dunes? Are you close to the ocean? Much as I love your words and recipes, if the images are always as beautiful as these, I’m okay with wordless Wednesdays! 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Hi Betsy, thanks very much! It really is a lovely village. Yip, those are sand dunes. We are about 8km away from the sea by river. We can’t get there by boat at the moment as our boat motor was stolen while we were away in Mauritius. 😦 I will try and capture more shots soon. Have a super day. 🙂

  9. A beautiful piece of paradise…great photo’s Mandy..I’m still getting to know my new camera as well…maybe you should join me at Texture Tuesdays with Kim…its a wonderful approach to photography! xx

  10. Hi Mandy!
    Your photographs are incredibly beautiful, so keep making them, please!!
    I read above in another comment that you live in the Eastern Cape; well I can’t put a pin on a map to where it is (I could, but I don’t feel like going to goggle maps now 😉 ), but you are having such a lovely weather, lucky girl.
    Keep on playing with your new camera and having fun 🙂

  11. They say “practice makes perfect” so you must be practicing a lot Mandy because your photos are perfect. Thank you for taking me on a walk through your village. It is interesting to see the sights of an area that I would not get a chance to see otherwise.

  12. Why should you “calm down with photography” when you’re producing such fabulous stuff! I love the glimpses of your part of the world, especially the close-up shots (I’m addicted to macro and think insects of all sorts are fascinating, in case you hadn’t already figured both out over at my blog 😉 ). Wonderful post!

    • Thank you for your very kind words Kathryn. I too am addicted to macro shots! Strangely I took a few shots yesterday of a friends new little baby daughter and they were a little blurry – not sure what I did wrong – think it may have had something to do with the lighting and a little moving model. Have a super day. 🙂

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