WEEKEND AWAY IN PICTURES

Always nice to have an encounter with a fine hound.
Tame meerkat, hello Colonialist ๐Ÿ™‚
A frozen waterfall.
A frozen splash.
Best place to be.
View from my bed.
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  1. libraryscene says:

    Absolutely love that first picture…looks like you had a wonderful time away, good for you. Cheers ~

    1. theonlycin says:

      Cheers, Hon ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes Jan ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. earlybird says:

    What an amazing view to wake up to. Love the ‘frozen’ pictures too.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was pure luxury ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. dearrosie says:

    Love love love the pictures Cindy.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Rosie ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. souldipper says:

    Fabulous tease, Cin! I’m sure we’ll be hearing bits and pieces! Love the shots.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ta Amy, I took so many pics, will take time to sort through them ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. my goodness, that frozen waterfall is so beautiful

    glad you had such splendour to enjoy

    1. theonlycin says:

      It all went by too quickly ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Brilliant shots.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you Mandy ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Dankie Klari ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. siggiofmaine says:

    Thank you for the lovely photos of beautiful scenery …the first shot and the view from your bed…to die for…and the frozen water shots…especially the “splash”. The winner to me, tho was the meerkat,,,what a treat. โ™ฅ. โ˜ฎ.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine.

    1. theonlycin says:

      There were two, Siggi, but the other one wasn’t keen to pose for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Tandy says:

    I hope the weekend was awesome, and that the week to come is even better ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      I hope so for you too, my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. leigh says:

    Wonderful. Great dog ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      He really is a grand dog ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Brrrrr!!! At least you had a fire place ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      We also had underfloor heating ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. fabulous pictures, Cindy; love that frozen waterfall and slash: nature’s works of art. love too that view from your bedroom window. don’t know how our blogs found each othere but I am sure glad they did

    1. theonlycin says:

      The wonderfulness of the internet, John ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Madmom says:

    Gorgeous. Love the pooch!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I must admit that I was sorely tempted to kidnap him ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. thestonemaidendiaries says:

    Thank you for reminding me how beautiful SA are.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It is and it makes me so sad to see all those little towns in the Free State that have become so derelict ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. thestonemaidendiaries says:

        The nearest dorpie from where I grew up on the farm, is now a total spookdorp.
        So sad, and all down to the economy.

      2. theonlycin says:

        So many small towns have been completely vandalised and the abandoned farms break my heart.

  14. bluebee says:

    Snow on the ‘berg! Lovely pics, Cin – love the aloes perspective and the frozen icicles

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks bluebee (Your notebook went along for the trip *grin*)

  15. Leeswammes says:

    Beautiful pictures, Cindy!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Judith ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi says:

    Spectacular pictures! A view like that would make it hard getting out of bed in the morning! Hope you had a great time (though with that bottle of red how could you not?).

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was tempting to sip the wine in be ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. sue chef says:

    Wonderful pics Cindy, glad you had a good time.

    1. theonlycin says:

      We had a supa time, I toasted you ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Jamie Dedes says:

    Cindy, this is charming. Thanks for posting the photos. Don’t know which I like best. Lovely.

    I once had firecracker plants (as in the first photo) in front of my house. Do you call them “firecracker” too?

    Hope time away was fun.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was great fun, Jamie, we call those plants ‘red hot pokers’ they grow wild.

  19. Tes says:

    Now… I would wanna have that kind of view from my bed ๐Ÿ™‚ And I wish I could see the frozen water fall ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was so pretty, Tes ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope your holiday was good too Myra?

  20. Sparky says:

    Looks like haven. Glad you had a great time Cin. Speaking of blubees notebook, was your mysterious thiefy resolved? (The diary that went missing in your home)
    Have a lovely week

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, it mysteriously reappeared, Sparky ;p

  21. Linda says:

    What wonderful views you had. A a big ole hound to protect you. You had me fooled with the first three pics thinking you were somewhere nice and warm.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s a spectacular place, I love going there ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Shoo wee that looks awesome!!!! Really beautiful. Cold though. Don’t worry, it was just as cold at home, I think at one point my heart stopped!
    Xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      You should go there, bokkie, your little princess would have such fun; they have all-day supervised programs for kiddies.

  23. nrhatch says:

    What are those flowers in the first photo? Lupines?

    Love the frozen waterfall. Glad you had a grand time.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Kniphofia (pronounced /nษชpหˆhoสŠfiษ™/) (Tritoma, Red hot poker, Torch lily, Poker plant) is a genus of plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae that includes 70 or more species native to Africa. (Wikipedia)

    2. nrhatch says:

      Thanks, Cin. They’re gorgeous.

      1. theonlycin says:

        Aren’t they just, Nancy, especially as they’re considered ‘weeds’?

  24. SuziCate says:

    Lovely! I was surprised when I came upon the icicles…I forget it’s winter there because it is so hot here! Glad you had lots of beautiful scenery.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It is very, very cold, Suzi!

  25. slpmartin says:

    I’m with you on the best place to be! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thought about you Charlie, you’d enjoy it there ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Pseu says:

    Loverly, loverly.

    Nice ice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Pseu ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Beautiful pics, Cindy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings…

    1. theonlycin says:

      And to you for the week ahead Carol ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

  28. Looks so restful! Glad you’re having a good time..

    1. theonlycin says:

      Heaven on earth, Celia ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. adeeyoyo says:

    Those icicles sent me shivering back under the blankets!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Cold this morning, adee. feel like going back to bed myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. The frozen ‘thingies’ are pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ Didn’t you say you saw snow, or was that on the way there?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Looky at the mountain peaks, there’s the snow ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Oh, nOw I see it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Oh how GORGEOUS, Cindy – especially those icicles! Hope you kept cosy ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. theonlycin says:

      That I certainly did, Naomi ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Tokeloshe says:

    Wow what a view!
    Great photos!

    Hello Col ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. theonlycin says:

      Tee hee, I think it’s Col’s cousin ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. lily says:

    good pictures ,and amazing , i enjoy it

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Lily, keep visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Stunning photos!!! Love the first one, Cin.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, firedup, I thought about you while we were there and wondered if the place you go to is nearby ๐Ÿ™‚

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