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Blog > African Sunshine

Where is the Sun?

  Where is the sun?      We need the sun urgently here in Cape Town!        Happy week!   Love Di ♥    

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How to spend your weekend...

Are you taking time off for yourself this weekend? This peaceful scene may encourage you to follow suit ♥ This photo is by my nephew, Bruce van Niekerk www.bukela-africa.com

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African Sunshine - Noordhoek Beach via Chapmans Peak

  I have another stunning photograph filled with African Sunshine to warm up all the cold embroiderers in the North.   This is a photo that Linda Rose took on our hike up to Chapman’s Peak. It was a beautiful hike and this is what we saw…   Click on the image to enlarge.       Have a good day today!  

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Through our eyes

  Good morning! I thought you would like to see what I see on our hikes around Cape Town. We are a group of 5 or 6 friends (we call ourselves the Walky Talkies for obvious reasons!) and we try to hike every weekend as it’s such a good way to stay fit and to recharge the senses.   These photos are from last weeks' hike At Cape Point…...

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A Helmeted Guinea Fowl who lives in Kirstenbosch

  Hellooo!   There is an inquisitive Helmeted Guinea Fowl who lives in Kirstenbosch Gardens, not far from here, and he says he hopes to brighten up your day! I think he is trying to tell you to take some time off for yourself….   Click on the image to enlarge         Thank you, Linda Rose, for your beautiful photography, and your patience—I know how long you...

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Sugarbird

  Here is a happy Sugarbird in Kirstenbosch Gardens, not far from here…  to help brighten up your day!   Click on the image to enlarge     I think he is trying to tell you to take some time off for yourself today and tomorrow too…   Thank you Linda Rose for your beautiful photography, and your patience— I know how long you wait for these little creatures...

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Hello!

  Hello! Good Morning!    Click on the image to enlarge   Wherever you are, I hope you are having a good day   With love from Cape Town  

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Hot African Sunshine for you

  Hello stitching world, it's Friday and I am sending you a bit of Africa to brighten up your weekend!       I know many of you are surrounded by snow and ice, so I thought I would send you some lovely photos to warm you up. These were sent to me by Daphne Wilmot from Botswana.      An African sky before a rain storm...          click...

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Cuteness

Some African Sunshine for you   Hello stitching world! I see all the snow and the cold in many parts of the world and am sending you dazzling hot African Sunshine.   May it help to warm you up!    A baby face.....   Click on the images to enlarge   Safe with Mama!       and those eyes!     Daphne wrote:   "The Mopani trees have budded and every...

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Little creatures on our mountains

Hello, I thought you would enjoy seeing these little creatures that we see on our hikes around Cape Town Linda Rose took this photo of a beautiful Lizard on Chapman's Peak   Click on the images to enlarge         and look at the little Sunbirds that she photographed on Table Mountain ♥           We are hiking in Silvermine tomorrow and I will take...

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