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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Biedouw Valley Flower Festival Vol 4 of 5


Spring is always a special time for everyone, but for us lucky souls, we have a serious treat in the Western Cape.  After a couple of years of lower than average rainfall, this year - 2018 - the rainfall pattern returned and we experienced a decent level of rain over our winter period.
This was all the encouragement we needed to plan for our annual spring flower adventure.

We decided to split our getaway between rock art in the Cederberg and the spring flowers this beautiful area had on offer.


Luckily for us, the Biedouw Valley was only a short thirty minute drive from our base camp at Travelers Rest, in the heart of the northern Cederberg.

Car packed. Excited children, camera and video equipment charged, we were off on a flower spectacular and we were not disappointed.  With luck on our side the weather played its part, and we had what was the warmest day of our trip.  This allowed for a windless day with bright sunshine to encourage this wonderful flower display.
This beautiful valley nestled in the surrounding Cederberg hills created the perfect canvas for our images.



The diversity of flowers in this small concentrated area was so special to experience.  If time was on our side we would have loved to spend more time on macro photography to capture these special flower species at hand.  This is enough motivation for us to revisit this picturesque valley and complete our mission.


Special moments. Special places. Special people. 
(Thanks Keanin for the lovely photo of us)










Not easy to slow down to a snail's pace and focus on macro photography when you have this busy mob to contend with....


Here I am looking towards the road that heads to Wuperthal.









Above one can look across the dry Karoo in the direction of Calvinia.


  






The Biedouw Valley is situated about 30km from Travelers Rest in the northern Cederberg, en route to Wuperthal.