Snapshot – a moment in time.

I took this picture today. I think it tells quite a story.

I would love to hear about what you see? Quite a bit to work with if you look carefully. Tell me the story……

13 thoughts on “Snapshot – a moment in time.

    • Thanks Kathy (and Alexandra). The story of the ring โ€“ it was made for me by a friend who was learning to make jewelry โ€“ it cost me the huge sum of R50.00 which is about 4USD. When I saw it I thought it would be way too bulky for my hands but once I put it on I fell in love with it. I have had it now for about 8 years and feel bare without it.

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    • Thanks Kathy (and Alexandra). The story of the ring – it was made for me by a friend who was learning to make jewelry – it cost me the huge sum of R50.00 which is about 4USD. When I saw it I thought it would be way too bulky for my hands but once I put it on I fell in love with it. I have had it now for about 8 years and feel bare without it.

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  1. “I’d better take a photo” she thought ” otherwise no one will ever believe this!”
    The day had started out perfectly normally. An early start and a few errands to run in the nearby little town. She gathered up the troops, Mr Greenshirt needs to do some last minute Christmas shopping and so he hopped on the back of the bakkie as they headed out.
    The colors at this time of year we beautiful. Especially in the syrupy light filtered ahead of the gathering thunderstorm. The colour os the red graval road and the new summer leaves on the trees seems to be richer, the colours deeper. As though someone had slid the saturation control all the way up. They bumped along for a while, she was enjoying the slightly cooler air and watching the bush flash past when she felt the bakkie slow. Ahead of the was a typical sight. Two herders with their goats. Except…something was…strange. It took her awhile to place it. The goats were the usual mixed bunch. Brown ones, black ones, white ones, blotchy ones. Some scrawny, some fat. The hearders both wore scruffy t-shirt. One was barefoot. Neither wore a hat but both carried slim sticks. And then she realized what it was that looked so weird. The goats had been trained! She could hear the two men shouting and watched in amazement as the herd, which up until now had been wandering along nibbling at anything that came in range (goats are notorious for their ability to survive on just about anything at all!) obediently separated themselves into two groups, single file, on either side of the road. This allowed the bakkie to drive through the centre of the two columns with worrying that one of the would dart into the vehicles path and unexpectedly become dinner.
    She fumbled for her camera and managed to catch a photo of the group merging back into one in the side mirror. Even Mr Greenshirt was looking back in amazement. She was glad she had companions in the bakkie. No one was going to believe this!

    [Please forgive any typos-typing on my phone is tricky!]

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