Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Kameel Stoepstorie: Visit to the border of the Kalahari Desert.


We recently spend some time in this beautiful area of our country.  I grew up in the area and I always see it as the place where I have gained my live and my soul.  
Like to share the following pictures with you.  

School on my brother's farm  

Sunset over the area on a cloudy day 

















Horses grazing 
Sun and clouds 
Dirt road but the colour of the sand make this a must drive road
Farm house

The school that I attend, many moons ago 
Farming equipment 

As a child we would play under this Eucalypta tree  



The full moon over the veld
Good rains and every little bit of grass is green 
Sunset and a windpump in the distance 



You will find a lot of Camel Thorn, Kameeldoringboom (Acacia erioloba)



 A "familievoël" nest (sosiable weaver - Philetairus Socius)
The nests of sociable weavers are temperature-controlled.  Large nests help he
weavers to stay comfortable in the harsh climate of the Kalahari Desert.
During freezing winter nights a move to the nest's well-insulated centre chambers helps
the little birds to stay warm.  Scorching summer temperatures are easier to weather when roosting
in one of the outer chambers of the nest.  

The little sosiable weaver

These nests are seen every where 

And another one  . . . 
We are now situated about 700km from this area. 
For very special times we take a trip to this area to visit pay a visit to my Mother

My mother and niece takes a strol 

Thanks for taking a trip with me 
Till next time 
Sandra 

18 comments:

  1. It looks very peaceful and tranquil. Beautiful part of our country. Its amazing that the school is still standing!

    Thanks for sharing a piece of your world with us Sandra.

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    1. Sumaya thanks for the visit and kind words. Have a wonderful week-end.

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  2. so very beautiful

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Yes indeed a very special place.

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  3. Amazing photos! I would love to travel. Maybe when the kids are grown.

    Thanks for sharing your trip at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

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    1. Dear Barb thank you for wonderful comment. May you have a wonderful day.
      Love from South Africa
      Sandra

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  4. Que bonito! es un paisaje seno, pero lo que más me gusta es la visita y la foto de tu mama.
    Un besito desde Madrid

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    1. Dearest Carmen
      Thanks for your kind comment. It is wonderful to share my live with you.
      Lots of love
      Hugs
      Sandra

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  5. Finally linking up with my Friday Flash Blog community. Thanks for linking up and sharing in the fun! Have a terrific week and see you on Friday.

    Jennifer
    www.TheJennyEvolution.com

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  6. Loved the country pics! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  7. Sandra, I truly believe that our surroundings help form our spirit and soul. What a gorgeous place to grow up. I have so enjoyed seeing a bit of what you see! The picture of your mom and niece is so cute. thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Dear Jann
      Thanks for your kind comment. Our eyes are opened when we travel on different road.
      Hugs
      Sandra

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  8. Hi Sandra
    It was nice visiting you today through "Oh, the Places I've Been"! Your trip home looks very nostalgic, and I loved the last photo of you with your Mother.

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    1. Dear Pat
      Thanks for visiting. Yes the Kalahari has a very special place in my heart.
      Love

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  9. Thanks for sharing. Those nests are something to see that we don't have in this part of the country. Loved your photos.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. It is estimate that up to a thousand birds live in a nest like that.
      Have a wonderful day

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  10. So many memories, such beauty.

    Great to have you be a part of "Oh, the PLACES I have been!"

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for hosting a party.

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