20 February 2008

Enjoy the Everlastings in the Elands River Valley

This week is just about stopping in and enjoying the beauty of the Elands River Valley

Stopping to photograph the Cocks Comb Mountain

Everlasting flowers grow in profusion in the valley and surrounding hills. They are attractive and popular in flower arrangements


A view of the valley with a profusion of "fynbos" in the foreground


Looking back on the road just travelled

43 comments:

photowannabe said...

What gorgeous country. I love the fertil wide open spaces. Beautiful pictures.

dot said...

Beautiful!! I love the everlasting flowers. If this is not an E post for ABC Wednesday then it should be.

DeeMom said...

Awesome country side, great pictures

ellen b said...

Oh the views are just glorious and the Everlastings are great! Wonderful..

leslie said...

Beautiful everlasting flowers and country vistas!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Very beautiful views!

I have grown Everlasting
Flower's before. They are
a fun flower to have in the
landscape.

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son!!!

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Deb said...

Really v beautiful scenery! Wish I was there!

Andrea said...

Everlasting....good E post

The Fool said...

The top one is my favorite, those gnarled mountains look like they would be a whole lotta fun to climb.

The Fool

Sharon said...

Beautiful landscapes! Nice E post!

Neva said...

What a great "E" post...I thought it was the elephants in your heading at first!!!

Katney said...

Can I come next time?

Autumn said...

Those photos are beath taking!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a fantastic area,What state is it located

Paulie said...

Certainly enjoying my armchair tour! Great entry!

Ida said...

Beautiful landscape and flowers! :)

imac said...

Hi, looks a beautiful valley, nice post.

Ackworth Born said...

essential escapism

Liz said...

Fabulous place. We used to see a lot of everlasting flowers here but not any more.

daryl e said...

We call them Straw Flowers! And the scenery is EXQUISITE!

Kerri said...

Oh I do LOVE your posts! I have never heard of Everlasting flowers before....they are Beautiful!
That last shot with the sky and clouds...and the green landscape...AWESOME!!!

Janet said...

Everlasting beauty!!

Randi said...

Ohhh...how i wont to build me a farm whit many horses.. so much green grass and blue sky....i love it!!

RuneE said...

I think I would have Enjoyed that scenery to!

PS You have the most magnificent Es in your banner - much better than the ones on display in ABC so far...

mrsnesbitt said...

I love the contrasts Wednesday brings.

Gemma said...

What a great drive through Elands River Valley. Very nice!

Lana G! said...

Oh these are marvelous pictures!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful scenery! And the flowers are beautiful.

kml said...

Wow - what beautiful landscapes! Thanks for sharing these beauties!

Anna said...

Wow Max-e I envy you to have those nice views all around - you want to trade with my camera, lol. I wish we had those, the scary part is that we always have something on the way like power lines. These are excellent landscape photos taken, thanks for sharing, Anna :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wonderful photos, max. Those flowers look like what call Strawflower. That is an annual around here. Your country sure looks beautiful.

Susanne49 said...

You are living on a wonderful spot on this earth, Max-e! I enjoy all of your posts, every day I'm visiting your blog. Great photos! I love the flowers the best.

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are stunning views Max they really are.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wonderful photos... I am equally impressed as the others. Stunning.

Oswegan said...

It looks like you have some beautiful places to visit.

Bob Johnson said...

Beautiful images, funny to see that much country without any snow, must be sooo nice.

Sonia said...

What a beautiful photos!

Anna said...

...I know I been here before, but these again are just beautiful. Anna :)

Max-e said...

Lilli and Nevada this area is in our Eastern Cape Province

Max-e said...

Kerri, perhaps I should have mentioned that the evelastings have paery petals and last for ages, even when dry.

Max-e said...

Anna, how do we arrange the swaap :)

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful shots, Max. That first one is a beauty ...

Max-e said...

David this is still a relatively unspoilt area of our planet