52 Pick up: Looking in

Should you wish to join me in this challenge, here are the rules:

  1. The theme begins on Sunday and at least one image on the theme must be posted by the following Saturday.
  2. Images can be captured on my Digital SLR, point-and-shoot or even the phone on my camera.
  3. Each image must be taken during the theme week. No scrounging back through last year’s photos for “a good one”. That would be cheating and the challenge is about taking new photos with new inspiration!
  4. Images are allowed to be post processed. I shoot in RAW and use Photoshop Elements 9.0 for post processing. My favourite actions come from Paint the Moon and MCP Actions. If you haven’t checked them out yet you should. They both offer freebies to give you a taste of how their products work.
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This Week’s Challenge

Week 22 – Looking In

Bobby looking in (through the open door)

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One-shot Wednesday: dung beetle

This isn’t a good shop, it is still  my own .

Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on feces. All of these species belong to the superfamily Scarabaeoidea; most of them to the subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae of the family Scarabaeidae. This beetle can also be referred to as the scarab beetle. As most species of Scarabaeinae feed exclusively on feces, that subfamily is often dubbed true dung beetles. There are dung-feeding beetles which belong to other families, such as the Geotrupidae (the earth-boring dung beetle). The Scarabaeinae alone comprises more than 5,000 species.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dung_beetle

A-Z Archive: V! (Tuesday photo challenge)

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Today is the letter V

VINTAGE VEHICLE

VICTORIA Waterfall

In the back is the Zambesie River falling over the precipice.

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Sunday Post: DOOR

Very interesting subject this time. I never ever think of taking photos of doors. Browsing through my stuff I found two doors!

DOORS

We use doors to get in and out of a taxi.

Open doors welcoming you inside.

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Weekly photo Challenge: Summer

Summer is “vygie” time. In South Africa we always had “vygies” in our garden.

I discovered that they grow here in NZ. I bought myself a plant and here are the first flowers. Only a few for the first time. Last summer it was already a much bigger plant and during SUMMER it was covered with flowers.

First of all, some of you might be wondering– what the heck is a Vygie?

Easy! A Vygie is any member of the Aizoaceae (formerly Mesembryanthemaceae – OMG, that is a mouthful!) and it is a remarkable group of plants! Among the 1700 species (96% of which are found in South Africa!), there is a LOT of diversity.We prefer those that are vigorous, colorful, easy to grow, drought tolerant and NOT invasive. Does this mean we have to be picky? Not hardly! There are so many fascinating, garden worthy species to choose from!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HANDS

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Front page of my wedding album

Sunday Post: PETS

This is my favourite theme!

King of the castle!

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Full RAINBOW

A wonderful thing happened just now (5pm May 19, 2012) I looked out of my kitchen window and this is what I saw!

A rainbow!

I went outside and took these photos.

I am sure it ends on my roof!

I went out and took the  following two from my front door steps.

Left side

The right side.

This was a really awesome to see the full rainbow.

Nature at its best.

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Park home : 1980 – 1982

After looking at frizztext’s American dream I thought I may as well share the following photos from my Park Home where I lived my first two years as a married woman! I thoroughly enjoyed those two years. These were the first few years since they have built Sasol II and later Soasol III in Secunda, South Africa. First homes were these Park homes. They had three bedrooms,open plan kitchen and lounge and small bathroom with a bath and toilet.

Just enough to start a new life.

The photos are not that good because I copied them from my slides. (Those days slides were the in thing)

Backdoor

Another back door and the kitchen window.

Front: sitting room window.

Garden under the front window(My husband loved gardening)

In the sitting room.

Another one at the back door and the Namakwaland daisies

Taken from the back door steps.

There were rows and rows of these Park Homes.

Most people living here were contract workers and also people  from other countries.

Secunda CTL is a synthetic fuel plant owned by Sasol at Secunda in South Africa. It uses coal liquefaction to produce petroleum-like synthetic crude oil from coal. The process used by Sasol is based on the Fischer–Tropsch process. It is the largest coal liquefaction plant in the world.

Secunda CTL consists of two production units. The Sasol II unit was constructed in 1980 and the Sasol III unit in 1984.[1] It has total production capacity of 160,000 barrels per day (25,000 m3/d).[2]

The Sasol III Steam Plant has a 301 m (988 ft) tall chimney which consists of a 292 m (958 ft) high windshield and four reinforced concrete flues which make it the tallest structure in South Africa.[3]

As a major component of South Africa’s economy, Secunda was in turn a major target of the African National Congress during the apartheid era. Two ANC attacks (and their aftermath) were dramatized in the 2006 film Catch a Fire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secunda_CTL