After a day driving down interesting country lanes and exploring a few wine farms I came across this fairytale-like scene that I just had to capture. It was the cherry on the top of a lovely Saturday spent in Stellenbosch a couple of weeks ago.
Families that eat together stay together. Feasts and celebrations go hand in hand. Families coming together is enough of a celebration.
I have visions of long wooden trestle tables groaning with food, of a large family sitting around it and in true Mediterranean fashion are eating, drinking and talking. All at the same time.
Things become loud and by the main course things are at their loudest. Dessert, many hours later, and voices are less. Tummies are full and people become sluggish. The siesta calls, under a tree preferably in a hammock. Kids have long ago fallen asleep, safely deposited in the couches indoors.
Grown ups that can still keep their eyes open talk over espresso coffee, this time their voices a bit softer. There’s no need to compete for airtime.
The quiet zzzzzzs and the loud snores evidence of a feast enjoyed.
My preferred medium for sharing my photos with inspirational quotes is Instagram. Some quotes are my own and some aren’t, correctly attributed.
At times I post these here on Wide Eyed in Wonder and other times I don’t. In the spirit of this week’s Discover Challenge, here is a collection of inspirational quotes I’ve posted on Instagram. All photos are my originals, taken with my trusty iPhone.
“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” – Loren Eiseley
This is the second entry – you can find the first entry here – Worn by the sea.
If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog you will know that the themes of Home, Identity and Family are important to me and often come up in my writing.
When the amazingly talented Jason from HarsH ReaLiTy introduced Project H I jumped at the chance to participate.
“Our “home” or where we live often becomes mundane and average to us. What we quickly forget is that the everyday sights of one person are visual orgies for another. Sharing some photos and thoughts on your town, city, or around your home is the best introduction any blogger can give. Many writers dismiss this information as trivial in nature, but there is nothing trivial about allowing your readers a glimpse into your everyday life.” (Project H – HarsH ReaLiTy)
My guest post was published a couple of days ago, where I share what Home means to me. I’d love for you to read it!
I’m posting a photo today because I feel really tired after this marathon week and a half of facilitating 3 training courses.
Tomorrow is the final day of the third course and I fly back to Joburg at 20h00. Online check in is done and I still need to pack.
I snapped this photo on Saturday whilst exploring a side lane just off the main road, curious to see where it led. I loved the dappling of the shade on the sand road and the canopy that the trees formed overhead.