Nature Photo Challenge: #5 Signs of Spring 

Denzil Nature:

Join in this brand new Nature Photo Challenge and post your favourite nature photographs!

We, here in the Southern Hemisphere are going into Autumn now

Here are a few of my Spring photos of last year August.

The start of Spring here in Langebaan August 2022
In the West Coast National Park

Throwback Thursday #18

A great Challenge from Wetanddustyroads

I am sure we all have lots of photos and memories

We went on a trip through the Karoo in July 2021.

Vosburg is a town 61 km west of Britstown, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town features many 18th century buildings.

Town 100 km north-north-west of Victoria West, 70 km west of Britstown and 94 km north-east of Carnarvon. It was founded in 1895 and became a municipality in 1897. It was named after the Vos family, who owned the farm on which it was laid out.

Coffee shop in Vosburg
Die Ketel /The Kettle Coffee Shop in Vosburg
Rick’s Karoo Winkel in Vosburg
Post Boxes at Rick’s Karoo Winkel – Vosburg

The little village of Vosburg is a surprising and tranquil oasis set in the wide open spaces of the upper Karoo. The early inhabitants of the village showed great foresight in lining the streets with a profusion of trees and the cool tree lined streets provide welcome relief from the relentless heat of the midday sun, particularly in summer when the temperature often rises into the upper forties. The streets are lined with cypress, poplar, carob, beefwood and pepper trees and there is a very pleasing grove of olive trees in the grounds of the stately Dutch Reformed Church.

Hotel in Vosburg
House in Vosburg

 The village is best appreciated by foot and a stroll along the tree-lined streets reveals a rich array of Victorian and Edwardian era homes, mixed in together with some more modern buildings. Some 22 of the buildings in the village have been declared national monuments.