Finally, a sunny day and I was able to take the 4-legged wonder for a walk.

But I forgot my camera; I have a lot on my mind and I needed the walk as much as Vida did, if only to clear my mind and walk off some stress. So I forgot the camera sighhh. Luckily, I’ve remembered it on previous occasions so I have lots and lots of photos of the pretty vegetation and water and Vida enjoying it all, although most photos of her are just streaks as she dashes about sniffing and seeing what everyone else has been up to.

We went to the section of the Constantia Green Belt known as Alphen Walk, next to the Alphen Hotel, bordered by large private properties. There are no broken tv sets or bergies hanging around here, oh no siree. Lots of horses though, and they’ve churned up the wet ground big time. My wellies have been a very good buy for the muddy moments.

Today, these grey trees that I shot a few weeks ago, reflect my mood.

I can’t wait to see them full of leaves again.

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

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A note to all accidental visitors:

I am not a photographer and do not claim to have any particular skills whatsoever in that department. I have enormous respect for those who can see the potential in a scene and can create a great photo. Good photography is an art, in my opinion.

I am just a happy snapper, I have no special lenses or accessories, my camera is very simple and it's usually best to leave the setting on auto.

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