Author: Cheryl King

Weekly Photo Challenge : Weathered

This is my first submission on WordPress photo challenge. The theme this week is ‘Weathered’. What was my interpretation?  I thought of some fascinating people with lined, leathery and weathered faces I had met over the years and photographed.  It was tempting to share them but decided on Reichenau Mission in a small off the grid town of Bulwer in Kwa Zulu Natal.   The mission, built in 1886 by German Trappists boasts a large church with impressive stained glass windows, a rural school and also a large old mill.  Many of the buildings are still in use, but...

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A Visit to the Himba People of Namibia

During a birding trip in the arid remote Kunene region of Northern Namibia, I had the opportunity to visit a community of Himba people.  While my friends were searching for birds, I spent the afternoon with these fascinating and friendly people. Our guide, a Himba himself recommended we take goods such as flour, oil and salt as gifts.  So our first stop was the general store where we stocked up before our visit. On arrival, we were welcomed warmly by some woman and children while our guide explained the traditional way of life belonging to these people.  We were...

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My Year in Pictures – 2017

2016 was ‘The Year of Goodbyes’.  It started with me mourning the death of my Dad who died in November the previous year.  In July I had to say goodbye to my son Devan and his beautiful wife when they immigrated to Australia.  In September the same year, I bid a sad farewell to my mother who died peacefully at the ripe old age of 82. Now half-way through December, after hauling out my 2017 photos, I realized this had been a far better year.  Below are photos of some of the highlights.  It’s pretty photo intensive, so just...

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Share My World : 18 December 2017

Thank you Cee for Share Your World. Here are my answers If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work? I am in the fortunate positon to have a lady helping me twice a week.  She keeps my home clean and does the washing and ironing.  What a blessing, I would hate to have to do these chores. If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain? I would keep two paintings...

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