Saturday, February 11, 2012

Gone Fishing!

We went fly fishing at the famous Cheerio Gardens in the Haenetsburg area last weekend...It was more like Cules went fishing and the girls and I went strolling through the woods and gardens,the blossoms are at their best in September when it is Spring and there are so many flowers to be seen it kinda hurts the eyes..if such a beautiful sight could ever do such a thing! Never the less, there was still some stunning flowers,ferns,fern trees and plants all around the gardens,not to mention some really huge trout in those dams!

A view of one of the dams,the shrubs on the other end are mostly Azaleas which are responsible for massive displays of vibrant colour in the Spring.

Mountain mists,pine trees and colourful for the soul...

My favourite thing about the mountains...the mist!!

I love the feel of mist dripping on my skin!

Because I don't live there,

 I don't have to complain or worry about mildew growing on everything, I can just go and enjoy it and drive

twenty minutes...

 back home to where mildew is no problem!

Looking back down as we were climbing up into the pine forests...

I am sure that by that time it was only he and the trout...

...we were long forgotten!

We soon discovered that all the trials were covered in soft moss and pine needles and quickly got rid of our shoes and walked the entire day without shoes!

What is it about my family and " hanging about!"

Beautiful moss covered barbecue areas.

Next time we shall definitely try to curb our need for pub crawling and take with a picnic basket.....

When we got back down,the big question to Cules was: "did you catch something?"

To which he replied that he had TWO near misses and those trout were HUGE!

Of course...

The Pine forests

This was were the" old lady" started to get a bit tired and needed to stop and take pictures...

"Come on,get a move on already!"

The End


  1. I am sooooo jealous while we sit here snowed in for the past week. Lovely photos and WAT no trout at the end of it!! LOL Diane

  2. what a great day! your girls are so cute!!! (and that includes minki!)

  3. That looks like such a fun family the pic of the girls hanging from the tree! Such a gorgeous place to go barefoot. :D

  4. What a gorgeous and relaxing place and it sounds as if you all really enjoyed it. Thanks for showing it to us.

  5. This is truly a magical paradise. I loved the fact that you could take your shoes off. Great photos!

  6. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos and what an amazing spot this is

  7. The green in your photos is so refreshing for me in the dead of a dreary winter. Looks like a beautiful way to spend the day.

  8. I really enjoyed this post and I had no idea it was that lush in SA. Beautiful pictures of a fun family time.

  9. Oh that moss, Liesl! I love moss and could feel it from here!
    Your photos really capture that place....what a wonderful post.

  10. Thanks for posting pictures of your countryside. It looked you guys had a really fun day. To bad you didn't catch any fish for your dinner. You have a beautiful family.

  11. What a great outing...thanks for taking us along.

  12. I really enjoy reading your blog and viewing your photos - so cool that we can connect from a hemisphere away!!!


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