Lens Artists Challenge #117: A Photo Walk

The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Amy

The South African spring begins in August and continues through to October. This season brings so many colours of flowers: white, yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple.

Thanks to the heavy rains we’ve received this winter we had a spectacular flower season. The blooms are especially prominent along the west coast areas.  West Coast National Park, close to Langebaan had so much to offer this year.

Driving in the West Coast National Park

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 – Pick a Word…

Pick a word and illustrate it with a photo!

It is easy: Choose one (1) word or more – choose all of them if you like! The words available are the following:


My granddaughter fast asleep


New garden



Crowded street in Port Louis – Mauritius


full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness.

The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ann- Christine.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 – Sanctuary

The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Xenia.

Birds of Eden is the world’s largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, located in Kurland village near Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa. The mesh dome of the sanctuary was built over 2.3 hectares of indigenous forest, and is up to 55 metres above ground level.

Birds of Eden is home to about 220 different types of birds, and more than 3500 birds live in the sanctuary.

Their award winning bird sanctuary provides a forever home where previously caged birds can live a life of free-flight in a habitat as large and natural as is possible.

The feathered inhabitants of the aviary are comprised of a mixture of exotic, as well as African birds.

All these phototo were taken by Elmarie from Flippenblog

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #107 – Winter

Snow capped mountain in a distance

Winter in South Africa is June to August. It is generally dry and cool, with snow falling in the mountainous regions. The Cape is however wet as it gets most of its rain in winter being a Mediterranean climate.

We had a lot of rain this winter

The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti