It’s been a while we’ve gone for a holiday. Right now, it feels even a short break would do. Okay, even a weekend getaway is fine. But, I know I’m not going anywhere. So, as I go over my fabulous holiday pictures from last April, I thought, I might share one today here. This particular one is a lovely throwback to that beautiful evening at the De Denne Guest House at Oudtshoorn, with spectacular views of the Swartberg mountain range in the distance (see pic below).
A long and tiring drive had brought us to this place, located right in the middle of nowhere. After tea, we took off for a short stroll to explore the place, while the beautiful evening was spreading its’ magic all around. The slight nip in the air heightened the surreal beauty of the place. Oh, that feeling of soft green grass as the husband and I walked barefoot while the teen walked upto the Ostrich farm eager to see the chicks feeding from a largish bowl. In the meantime, the sun was beginning to set somewhere in the west. There were no other souls in sight except us and we felt at home with Mother Nature, as we stopped by the cottage to get a few quick captures of the breathtaking sight before us.
It was bliss to just be and let the moments pass by, savouring the unhurried pace of that evening. Come to think if it—Isn’t that all that we need, to live mindfully?
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Quaint, charming, right where I wish I could be now. 🙂
I guess we were meant to live by the countryside, where the hustle bustle of city life was a far-fetched thought. When I was growing up, I lived in a quiet, university campus and craved to go live in a city. And now the feelings have reversed. As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side.
Yes, bliss is indeed, living an unhurried life, pausing and learning to savour what we have and not worry about what we don’t and what could be. 🙂
Esha, your writing is always so heart-felt and evocative and your posts a delight to read. Thank you.
I can imagine how restful this place must have been. We do need a break every now and then. Perhaps it is time for yours….
What a lovely picture. I am in awe of your SA holiday, It must have been so amazing. Thank you for sharing!
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Such a pretty place. You can feel a sense of calm
If the greens and the serenity of the place could speak, it would be exactly the same as you worded!
Tranquility is oozing out of this pic. Lovely capture.
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Wonderful shot. The frame, the objects in the foreground, the view of the background, everything is perfect. I am guessing this place is in South Africa. Am I right?
I love the framing and setting – well done! Have a fototastic not-so-Wordless Wednesday! 😉
That looks beautifully serene! 🙂 We try to “just be” as often as possible. It’s good for the mind and the soul. Happy #WW!
Totally agree with you, Esha!
By the way, I loved your words more than the picture here…I always do! So poetic! <3