High and Low

I shot some photos in the garden the other day. All were snapped within a 10-foot radius of each other, although I shot half while looking down and the other half while looking up. The ‘down’ shots were taken in the middle of the afternoon and the ‘up’ shots were taken at sunset.

There’s no need to search high and low for beauty around here. It’s everywhere you look.


Tiny wildflower.

Spiral aloe.



A great photographer taught me to always have my camera handy after a late-afternoon thunderstorm in Johannesburg. You’re bound to see some good clouds.

They got even better as the sun started setting. The moon was a bonus.

A few minutes later with a slightly wider lens.

I’ve received a one-month reprieve from moving out of the Lucky 5 Star. That means one more month of stunning summer sunsets. Lucky, indeed.

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  • Reply sdiekmannphotography January 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    beautiful series. like the fern.

    • Reply 2summers January 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you! And thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Reply Slowvelder January 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I wondered where you were staying now, I am so glad you have some more time in your favorite house. As usual – really stunning shots Heather!

  • Reply Mr Bunny Chow January 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    fantastic pictures as always

    • Reply 2summers January 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you Mr. Bunny Chow. (I love saying that.)

  • Reply eremophila January 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I love the simplicity of the first shot. And I bet you didn’t know how to achieve that focus 2 years ago…… 🙂 Keep trusting, I’m sure you’re being looked after♥

    • Reply 2summers January 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Yes. Thank goodness I finally learned what aperture is a few months ago 🙂

  • Reply @injoburg January 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Spiral aloe! I miss her so.

    • Reply 2summers January 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      I knew you would be excited to see her.

  • Reply thirdeyemom January 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    As always gorgeous pictures. I especially like the wildflower one and the clouds. I am glad to hear that you have another month in the Lucky 5. That will be good for you.

  • Reply The Dexterity January 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    the best i’ve seen 🙂 ! awesome !!

  • Reply gilli January 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    fab pics. you always taken pics or did you learn from the great photographer?

    • Reply 2summers January 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks very much. I mostly learned from the great photographer. He was a great teacher too.

  • Reply Kathryn McCullough January 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    These images are absolutely stunning, Heather. So glad you will have another month!

  • Reply Spiral Dreamer January 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Sometimes one can find a whole universe in only a square meter. You are doing so well.
    Am happy for that other month, time is always the essence.

  • Reply Nick the Editor January 8, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Very nice, I love the shot of the fern!

    • Reply 2summers January 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Thanks Nick, and thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Reply Debra Kolkka January 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful photos!

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