Tuesday, July 27, 2021


 Good evening fellow Bloggers. While I have been absent from blogging and visiting for the past half year, I fully intend to rectify this and am BACK in full force now. Thank you to you all for your patience and for still commenting on my posts. I really appreciate your support and friendship.

However, once a week I have managed to stay in touch with a fellow blogger, Gaelyn, from Geogypsy whom many of you follow as well. Gaelyn has a Fun Foto post every Friday and it's this post which I have visited most weeks. Gaelyn has beautiful landscape photos and photos of her travels, many of her two visits two South Africa, one of which we met up in Knysna in 2014. 

I aspire to take photos like Gaelyn does. She often has photos of a tarred road going off into the distance, drawing the viewers eye into the future. She also has posted iconic photos of railway lines. 

Last Thursday, I traveled to the neighboring town of Estcourt to have my second Covid vaccination. Notwithstanding the recent unrest and terrible looting and destruction, Estcourt was very calm and safe. There was a definite army and police presence, but otherwise, it was like any other weekday in a small Kwa-Zulu Natal town. Warm, peaceful and pleasant.

Returning home, I have to pass my friend's home on a small holding where she lives with her daughter and son-in-law. I popped in to have a cup of tea and long awaited chat as we'd all stayed safely in our homes rather than venture out when there was trouble. 

Crossing an old disused railway line, I stopped and took a photo. I'm hoping Gaelyn pops in for a blog visit and sees how I aspire to take this type of photo like hers!

Living on a farm where the farmer was born 76 years ago and his brother was born 81 years ago, I have heard them telling about the train taking them to school in Estcourt along this selfsame railway line. The siding (not a station) was in Loskop, the township where Thandiwe, my houselady lives, about 2km fom the farm. 

Have a wonderful day wherever you are. I am about to go to sleep... 



  1. Sleep well.
    That photo is so very evocative.

  2. Converging lines always make a good photo

  3. I like the sense of perspective here.

  4. Hello, JO
    It does feel good to be vaccinated, it is nice you have your 2nd shot now. I am glad you are back to blogging. I enjoy seeing scenery and nature from around the world. I will look forward to you post. Great shot looking down the train tracks. Take care, have a happy day!

  5. I love your rail shot! And thanks for liking my photos and coming by so faithfully. It's hard to believe Estcourt was such a mess so happy that things are getting back to normal. Also glad you got your second shot as we are starting to mask up again in Utah. Stay well.

  6. it is a beautiful photo. welcome back. I noticed none of my comments are showing on your last few posts, i commented on all of them.


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