an instant of life captured for eternity

We’ve been going on little walks around the neighbourhood every night when Carl gets home from work.  Walking at 6 – 7 is a peaceful time here, hardly anyone on the streets, just a couple of crazy drivers, driving like the autobahn opened up here or something, its a reasonably peaceful time to talk, catch up, talk about future plans and where we are headed next.  We usually go back home when the hunger starts kicking in, but I really appreciate these little moments with Carl, its been a rough couple of weeks, going from seeing each other all the time for 4 months to hardly seeing each other.  Its especially hard for me, I try with all my might to stay up to talk and cuddle, but all I can seem to do is fall asleep hard, and wake up when Carl asks me if I’m awake, I usually respond with some mumbo jumbo that makes no sense, but hey we always have weekend.  Life lately!

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^^ Walking around in Newlands forest.

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^^ Pretty trees.

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^^ Being a super poser or pretending he’s holding the tree up.  Hmmm, could be both.

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^^ Obviously someone isn’t appreciating nature.  He was just looking for directions out of here.

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^^ Bokaap is filled with these colorful houses!

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^^ Roses on a walk.

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^^ These sunsets!

an instant of life captured for eternity

Life around here has been crazy, but life will always be crazy when you stay on the top of a hill and you have no car! Who needs a gym when you can carry a package of flour up a steep hill that just doesn’t want to quit it.  We’ve managed to stock up quite well, regardless of the “I can’t do it any more! ” feeling half way up the hill.

Evening walks have turned into a spot the fruit game.  Everyone seems to be growing delicious fruit, I don’t know if they are trying to mock me, but it sure feels that way when I look at our tiny balcony! They have inspired me to get creative and get balcony gardening, but its still like they are all telling me, you will never have this.

To be honest my transition here hasn’t been as easy as I would have liked , maybe I’ll write a special post on that, but every day it gets a little better and I start feeling like maybe this could be my home for awhile.  Blame it on the heat, or that I’ve been feeling sick or all the rude people, but this process has not been an easy one ! Its beautiful here and I know this will be a great adventure that I will never forget.  Lets get to photos.

 

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^^ This guy has amazing balance, I mean look at that lean. I’ve been trying to catch a seal on camera, but I’ve been way to slow, but believe me I have seen them.  No, really I have!

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^^ South African flag and table mountain, can it get any more patriotic?

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^^ It has not felt like Fall here, but these leaves made it seem more fall like.  Carl taking a break.

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^^These houses look so much like the houses in Dublin.

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^^ This sunset blew me away.  I felt like shouting out the window look at the sky! but that wouldn’t be very neighbourly

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^^ Bananas just hanging around.  We’ve seen huge pomegranates, passion fruit, lemons and a lot of herbs on our walks!

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^^ I felt like this ship was way to close.

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^^  When you feel like pioneering.

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^^ Respect!

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^^ I just love bougainvillea so much!

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^^ Crazy hair and making cat friends.

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^^ Pretty flowers.