Another wonderful morning in the forest. I hope I’ll find time soon – between work and the rain – to take some pictures again!
It’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful forest where we have lived the past two months. Tomorrow we will be moving to another temporary home, this time within Hermen’s new congregation. It’s a good spot as well, so I’m looking forward to discovering the photographic opportunities there!
A celebration of the sun on this autumn equinox, the day in which the sun crosses the equator and day and night are roughly equally long. This morning, the sun had to fight the fog first, which led to these beautiful rays of light filtering through the trees.
Although the leaves are still green, it is clear that the seasons are shifting. In the mornings, a fine fog cloaks the farther away trees. Only once the sun is strong enough, this mist dissipates. The look of the forest is colder than a few weeks ago. Winter is coming!
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence”
– Henry David Thoreau
The Big Tree in the Tsitsikamma forest near Storms River is a giant Outeniqua Yellowwood tree. Standing over 35 meters tall it towers over the rest of the canopy. What this tree must have seen in its 800 years of life!