Ardmore Ceramic Art, Midlands Meander

Ardmore Ceramic Art, Midlands Meander

Ok, so you've meandered through the Natal Midlands, you've stopped off for a coffee, or a glass of wine at Ardington Winery, you've pulled over to take photos of hills, of valleys, of dairy cows contentedly doing whatever it is that dairy cows do on an August morning or afternoon, and then you turn down [...]

Hillfold Pottery, Midlands Meander

Hillfold Pottery, Midlands Meander

You reach Lindsay Scott's Hillfold Pottery in Lidgetton in the Natal Midlands by following a dirt road into the hills, climbing through forest, then turning off down a narrow rutted track that makes you wonder why, oh why, do you no longer have the Landy, until suddenly the woodland opens and you are in a [...]

Not such good bird photos

Not such good bird photos

Bird photography is one of the most challenging areas of photography, at least in my experience. Finding them in the first place - birds, I mean - and getting them to sit still, or hover in one place, just where you want them, is the damnedest business, never mind getting your images sharp and properly [...]

Trees, Beverley Farm, Dargle Valley

Trees, Beverley Farm, Dargle Valley

We left Johannesburg on the last Saturday in July, around ten o'clock, for a much-needed break - five nights in the Natal Midlands, followed by three nights in the Drakensberg. The traffic was light, the day was sunny, the wind was at our backs as we drove across the highveld, stopping at Harrismith for lunch, [...]