Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wild flowers family day

We decided to drive and see the wild flowers last Saturday.  We only left after 10 am but we so enjoyed the day!

David went to empty our postbox on Saturday morning after we decided to go the the West Coast National Park to see the flowers.  He discovered a pamphlet advertising a wild flower show in Mamre and we changed our route to include this.

We ended up having lunch in Mamre (R40 for a massive plate with salads and braaivleis/barbeque with the meat covering more than half the plate ;), seeing a beautiful exhibit with indigenous wild flowers and a stunning old Moravian church!

After this we took the road through Darling to the West Coast National Park, seeing beautiful flowers along the road!  On arriving at the Park we realised that the coastal regions do not have the same vegetation and therefore no wild flowers!  We were so thankful for the pamphlet and knowing the Lord's provision for us.  We made a u-turn and went back the way we came!  This time, however, we stopped at the orchid show in Darling and what a beautiful blessing that was!  We 'oohed and aahed' about all the flowers and it was such a pretty sight!  Needless to say - we came back with our first ever orchids! (see the two orchid photos)

Our last stop was Malmesbury for some ice cream at KFC.

In hindsight:  I loved everything but the best part about the day was having David all to myself all day and being able to just talk about everything we never get the chance for!  The girls were nodding off in the back of the Kombi and popped their heads up every now and then and got out when we stopped somewhere so it was a partial rest day for them ;)

1 comment:

Riette said...

O maar dit klink hemels. Dis wat ek mis. Al die mooi plekke wat mens maklik na toe kan ry.