by Naomi on August 12, 2010

in Inspiration

Closure ↔ Creation

AFRICAN SUNSET - Wlegevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

Wrapped in woolly scarves, gloves and beanies, we stop the open-topped Land Cruiser beside a dried up waterhole. Some hadedas squawk off as a lone Rhino marks his territory. “Like a fire hydrant!” Claire comments, while we cluster around sundowners, sniffing fresh air. Savanna Dry, G & T’s, Miller’s, Captain and Coke, all contribute to the colourful conversation, accompanying more-ish snacks. Tangy cheeses and paté, chips and biltong are stroked by the sun before it snuggles into the bushveld.

Another disappearing day beckons us back to a blaze in the boma. Special sightings linger on lips, including a rarely spotted Gymnogene, barreling Bushpig, as well as Lions and their cubs on a Wildebeest kill. Africa, you breathe with closure and creation!

Quotes to consider:

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment” – Carl Sandburg

“A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” – Pablo Picasso

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy August 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

Stunning Naomi.


Naomi August 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

Thank you, Cin, sincerely appreciated. Have a spectacular day 🙂


nrhatch August 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Sunsets and sunrises . . . doors closing and opening . . . the constancy of change.

Thanks, Naomi


Naomi August 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Thank U, Nancy 🙂


souldipper August 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Thanks, Naoms, it brings back incredible memories. And I can hear you!


Naomi August 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Thank you, Amy!

Dave has suggested that I include an explanation with these photo’s, to serve as a reminder to those like you who have been here, and to share a little of the magic with those who haven’t.

So I started with this post, in appreciation of your support and encouragement 🙂

Have a beautiful weekend, xo


souldipper August 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm

It means a great deal to have your description and explanation. It’s especially fun knowing some of the people you mention. Makes it ‘home’ again. Thanks to Dave for making a good suggestion that you have developed so well.


Naomi August 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Thank you, Amy, that really means a lot, especially from such an accomplished writer. I’ll follow this through. Have a wonderful weekend! xo


nrhatch August 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I’ve nominated you for the SA Blog Awards:

In category #8 (best photographic blog).


Naomi August 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm

OMG, Nancy, u’re so special! Thanks a million…I haven’t even heard about this 🙂


nrhatch August 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I heard about it through Cindy. Check out her blog posts for today. She’s added a badge on her site ~ you might want to grab one too. ; )

Your blog and its photos are gorgeous.


Naomi Estment August 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Thanks again, Nancy! I’ve nominated Cin & added a badge…this is cool 🙂


bapi99 August 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm

absolute beauty


Naomi August 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

Thank you so much 🙂 It’s delightful to discover new blogs such as yours…your artwork is AMAZING!


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