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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

SWF - Sun setting on the Drakensburg Mountains South Africa

01 Mt view from Monks Cowl camp Drakensburg KwaZulu-Natal ZA (800x600)

Mountains tend to make their own weather. And during my stay in the Drakensburgs I saw these gorgeous green mountains turn from golden sun lit to drenched in life giving rain and back within about five minutes.

02 Sunset from Monks Cowl camp Drakensburg KwaZulu-Natal ZA (800x600)

These shots were taken about 30 minutes apart from Monks Cowl camp. Then it rained all night.

The next day I went hiking into the Drakensburgs with the son of Jo from memorable meanders which I’ll try to post about soon.

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30 comments:

Natural Moments said...

Not only do mountains create their own weather.....people also create the weather patterns they circulate themselves through.

Greetings Gaelyn from the Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah National Park.

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing skies above those peaks...rapidly changing mountain weather is always mysterious and can really surprise you at times! The Sierra Nevada Range in California really can do just that! And, wow, how photogenic it can be, too. The silhouettes of these African mountains are beautiful in the sky light!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Gaelyn! Such amazing, weather changes! Love the mountains against the skies -- dramatic and mysterious! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

The Drakensburg brings back wonderful memories. We had many wonderful holidays there. Diane

Jo said...

Gaelyn;) the second photo looks as though the Monks Cowl is on fire. Excellent shots. Blessings Jo

Diane AZ said...

The Drakensburg Mountains and the subtle streaming rays of light are just gorgeous.

Regina said...

Great skies and captures!
Happy SWF and enjoy your weekend!

A human kind of human said...

Lovely photos (as usual) and I do hope you will be getting past the snow soon, else you will have to just return to the Drakies for some warmth (lol).

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have a lot of problems keeping up with the sky around here. LOL

I don't know what I would do if I had skies from Africa.

The Wheel Bug is the advanced look. His cousin is more common and people don't pay them much mind, but they do the same bite and sometimes that lasts for months.

Al said...

Great shots of beautiful mountains. I've seen how mountains make their own weather many times, as I can see a 14,000 foot mountain from my house.

Quiet Paths said...

Those mountains can get mighty moody. Reminds me of here sometimes. Gorgeous shots.

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos for sky watch friday, thanks for sharing a peek into your travelling adventures.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, Gaelyn! My favorite is the second photo! Happy skywatching!

Kathiesbirds said...

The sight of those sunlit peaks would coax me onwards also. Very nice!

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Elaine said...

Beautiful shots!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Ah, the Dragons Mountains - must have been a bit of a home from home for you. Great shots.

Janie said...

Beautiful skies and rugged mountains, two of my favorite things. It'll be interesting to read about your hike.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What changes we experienced there Gaelyn and you captured it perfectly. I especially like the second shot.

Ebie said...

The mountain is almost shaped like a heart!

Lovely clouds floating up there!

Bibi said...

It rained here all last night, preceded by gorgeous evening light, but no beautiful mountains like the ones you've shown.

Firefly said...

I haven't been to the Drakensburg since I was in school, but we are heading there in December for 10 days of camping. I can't wait.

jabblog said...

Beautiful, demanding, often dangerous, but how wonderful are the mountains and their weather.

LadyFi said...

So dramatic and beautiful!

Maria said...

Dear Gaelyn, I enjoyed coming to your blog again very much! Your skywatch pictures of South Africa are wonderful, also the German pictures. But the pictures of the Weaver are most exciting to me!
Have a nice weekend!

Pam said...

Lovely mountain sunrise, it must have been a heavenly sight, Gaelyn.

Halcyon said...

Spectacular views! I have never lived in a place with mountains. I find them fascinating. :)

Happy Friday!!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent, G. We love our mountains--whether here or there. MB

JOE TODD said...

Looks like a great adveture with some beautiful skies

Laura said...

beautiful!

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