Thursday, 22 December 2011
these gorgeous red, velvety "christmas" spiders come out with the first rains of the season in our part of the world.......bringing back so many wonderful childhood memories and hopes for a good season ahead!! This will be my last blog until the New years, blessings one and all.......
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 02:31
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
may your Christmas be filled with the warmth of family and friends and the mystery of the incarnation. We are blessed to overflowing, walking miracles. May we always believe that something wonderful is about to happen :) From our home to yours.........
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 23:12
Monday, 19 December 2011
"may my life become a praise song to Him by proclaiming His glorious presence to the world.........."
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Friday, 16 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
driving out of Tete on the main road to Zimbabwe and Chimoio, I took a double take seeing this "chap" on the side of the road. I noticed he did stand awfully still. I backed up and realised it was a "scarecrow". Not scaring birds but obviously trying to stop the cars for people in the village needings lifts..... :)
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 21:13
Monday, 12 December 2011
Christmas isn't celebrated in Tete, Mozambique. There are no decorations, lights, sparkles or carols to get us into the "spirit". But if we really look we can find it in so many different places, sometimes requiring a little imagination :) It is after all inside our hearts.........
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 22:05
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
took a trip with a friend of mine, to a rusty, abandoned and "beached" old locomotive in the nearby town of Moatize. The locomotive and all its rusty carriages are now the playground for the village children :) I learnt so much about shutter speeds, ISO, F stops and using the tripod!! What fun.......
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 23:42
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
we visited a farm a few hours from here the other day and memories came flooding back.....a mixture of emotions engulfed me. Many I thought I had dealt with, resurfaced again. It's the "busy" time now as the rains have arrived. The smell of freshly tilled soil, still damp from a light rainfall, is my "african farm" perfume. Thanksgiving rose up within me for 24 amazing years farming in one of the most beautiful parts of Zimbabwe........
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 22:01
Monday, 5 December 2011
this photograph was not taken by myself, but by a friend in Tete.........Rich Yiend. Thought it too amazing not to share. Crocs are the cause of a lot of deaths in Tete. Some say one person per month is taken and others one per week. Who knows in Africa, the stories just get juicier by the day :) All daily household duties and more, are done in the Zambezi, so therefore the risks are high........
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 21:23
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
very interesting info regarding the plant I added to my blog post today..... thanks Mandy and Richard.http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/exotic/calotropis-procera.htm
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 09:47
this is a very prolific plant that grows in our area. It looks great despite a serious lack of water. It has green balloon like "balls" which pop and seeds attached to a fluffy white "cotton wool" are blown around by the wind, where they settle and germinate. The lilac/pink flowers are great too. I tried to google it, but had a problem trying to explain it (eg....plant with green balls!!) can anyone help me with the name??
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 03:48