I’m forced into taking a natural break from the flowers: we’re heading into winter here in the Southern Hemisphere.  Although the gardens around us are still green, the flowers have all shut up shop in anticipation of spring.  Something like a “Pre-Spring Break”, if you will.

Being married to a South African, there are never more than two days in a row where we don’t have a fire going for a braai (BBQ).  Even in mid-winter (hurrah for indoor braais!)

One night, I was playing with my camera, as you do, trying to capture flames using high ISO settings.  I find flames so mesmerizing as it is, trying to photograph them is equally captivating!  Never the same result twice; I could easily get carried away with this theme!

Kruger Park, South Africa – April, 2011