Just a few more african pics

Beachplants(Z11)July 16, 2011

Do not be angry - I thought I would just put a few year as you enjoyed the others and well this is were I learn and read.

This is Cape Agulhas, Most Southern Most point of Africa.

This is a Freestate province pic, lots of open grasslands.

This is pic of the well-known Garden Route, town is Wildernis.

One of the walks there is to the Storm's river mouth through the forest.

Pic of the Great Karoo - thunderstorm in the back

This lake in the Kruger National Park

Kalahari

Namaqualand - lots of succulents (lithops, gibbaeum, argyroderma, cono's, etc,etc come from here

Overberg - one of the breadbaskets of sa.

Coastline where we live! Can just see the houses.

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Beachplants(Z11)

First, spelling might go from time to time - forgive me.

Cheetah's

Young Elephant Bull

Gemsbok

Giraffe

Lion

Red Hartebeest

OK, I will not overdo it! Enjoy!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 12:58PM
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ggarner

Nice pics Beechplants!!! What part of SA do you live in? Seeing those pics reminds me of when I was down there. My cousin and her husband live outside Cape Town in Noordhoek.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 1:16PM
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hanzrobo(11)

Beautiful. Funny, I had no idea. I thought maybe you lived in San Diego.
No wonder your Haworthias are so spectacular!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 7:06PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

GGarner, Hanzrobo - Port Elizabeth, halfway between Cape Town and Durban.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 11:06PM
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ltran54(9)

Beachplants, those pictures are beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to post and please continue.
Marie

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 11:57PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Couldn't get tired of photos like that. They are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing them. SA is a beautiful country.

Hint, hint, hint...photos of Aloes, Gasterias, any succulent plant in native habitat are invaluable... ;)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 6:36PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Hoovb, I have posted a few already. I will do more, you can be sure of it...thanks for the nice comments.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 12:18PM
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laura1(9aTpa,FL)

I'm packing my bags...I'll call you from the airport! ;-)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 2:26PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

I see you on the same plane!

That is exactly what I would like do, visit that country and relish amongst all those beautiful plants and some of the animals, well at least a few.

Thank you so much. This was a treat for my eyes. More pictures please?
I always thought you lived in texas? Did you move recently?
You could be so lucky!

Mike

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 4:32PM
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Mama_Z

My daughter and I just drooled all over the computer looking at these. What a blessing to live in such a gorgeous part of the world! Are you native? We used to live in a similarly gorgeous place and I was frequently struck by how many of the natives seemed to take it for granted.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 6:25PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Hehe, Laura and Mike..You know what, I did a search and I think someone else is also named Beachplant, funny that I was allowed to register as beachplants. So multi plants is from SA! LOL

Mama, yes I am native, but I think we all take our surroundings for granted after a while, I used to get excited to see the dolphins going past, but its become a regular occurrence, now I notice when we do not see them for a few days. I do LOVE nature and get an urge to spend time in nature (drug for the soul) every now and then, which I need to satisfy - if that makes sense. I feel much calmer if I have been out and about for a bit. Rian

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 11:32PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

You asked for it..
Cape vulture

Lanner falcon

Eagle-owl - ready for night in the town!LOL

Amazing ground Hornbills

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 11:47PM
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