31 December 2009

Skywatch Friday - Equidae Sunset

Sunset in Lesotho provided some interesting material for Skywatch, like this donkey teathered on the side of a hill. I am very grateful that we have entered the digital era, because this fellow was very intent on eating and only raised his head after I had shot many frames.

For more great sky pictures from around the world go to the Skywatch site.

The Lesotho Experience

We have just got back from an enjoyable few days stay, with family in village, in Lesotho. Like so many things in life, unless you embrace the situation and go with the flow, it will be a disappointment. We went with the flow.

If you are prepared to embrace rough roads, no running water, porter potties or long drops and no electricity this is a holiday for you. Our water supply came from rain water tanks at the side of the house, which was fortunate, otherwise we would have been obliged to collect our water in containers from the village borehole.

These inconveniences are more than compensated for by the friendly people, the village life and the spectacular views, whether it is the countryside or a scene from the village.

The washing on this line was probably done by hand in a tin tub, after the water was collected from the borehole about 600 metres away. It makes me really appreciate our local laundry - in fact I will never complain about going to collect the laundry again.

24 December 2009

Happy Christmas

Well another year is coming to an end and I can hardly believe it is almost over. The last few months have been been a real treadmill of busy-ness, but it is now time to change gear and slow the pace down for a few weeks and have some quality famly time.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a really great New Year.