Special time with Pappa

I think the Pennsylvanian countryside is just so beautiful. It seems very peaceful to me, perhaps because I’m usually on holiday when I’m there.

When we took Lizel there when she visited, Marica stayed with dear friends who took her to a ballet concert, so Esther got to be the only child for a weekend. She seemed to oscillate between really missing Marica and really liking being the only kid.

With Esther being the only kid, it meant that she got some nice special times with us one-on-one, and I took some photos of her hanging out with her Pappa. I think they’re beautiful!

Feeding a llama in Intercourse, PA:

Riding the steam train in Strasburg, PA:

Enjoying the water and grounds at the farm where we stayed:

Droplets

I visited Margaret and her family on a drizzly Sunday afternoon in January, and just had to take a photo of this plant in her garden. The water droplets seemed to just stick to it in such a pretty way!

I enjoy sharing pretty or interesting photos, but I must admit I sometimes think of it as a bit of  a ‘filler’ post until I can get around to doing a more substantial one! I’ve just had a very busy 2 weeks behind me with my friend, Lizel, visiting from South Africa. We had such a wonderful time together that blogging didn’t really feature, sorry! Though you can probably realise that I now have more blogging fodder than time, but I’ll let you in on some of our shenanigans when I get the chance!

Lovely lavender, and a bee to boot

I’ve got so many photos I’d like to share from my time in New Zealand, but time is eluding me. The photos in the post today were taken in Christchurch, in the new Cashel Mall where they have a mall made out of shipping containers that have been refurbished, and looks way better than it sounds.

There were these flower boxes with lavender in them and I had fun taking some close-up photos of the lavender, and then got very spoiled with a bee that I got some excellent shots of. I think that these aren’t too bad just for a standard kit-set 18-55mm lens.

Just look at those beautiful wings!