Fish Hoek

Like “Sea Glass” One Recent Cold Morning

Reminds me of Heather Nova’s use of like “sea glass”, on a cold rainy morning, over the sea, vast, still, desolate. Here is the music to go with it – the wave came all the way from Africa “and all the things that I forgot that I could feel …all I want is to live as clear as sea glass”:

Photos of False Bay by Carol Knox one recent morning in April, 2015. View from my veranda.

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Awe | Cape Town Fires Devastate Large Areas

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Early today the fire coming over the mountain into Fish Hoek 6am and now 9:30 am. This morning I awoke to the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town burning wildly, with yesterdays fires spreading and causing closure of main roads to and from the Peninsula. Feeling awe – being a feeling of amazement and fascination, invoked by something outside of our usual understanding. We most commonly experience this through spiritual experiences, nature and art. It is amazing how things can change so quickly. Thinking of all those battling the fires and all the living creatures affected by these terrible fires. Great work being done by all the Firefighters, volunteers and countless helpers. Staying away so as not to block access roads for emergency teams.

One realizes in these moments how quickly things can change. A sharp and stark reminder to cherish the moments in the now. Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ

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Image from Wikipedia

Time lapse posted by Jason Kamera.

Image from Wikimedia Commons, not of the Cape Fires #MuizenbergFire but of Invergarry in April 2013.

EyeWitnessNews UPDATE: Fires rage in Cape Town’s deep south #MuizenbergFire

 

Sea Gulls Surfing and Fishing and Other Birds on Fish Hoek Beach

Fish Hoek beach with sea gulls surfing since yesterday, fishing away. Other birds like pigeons benefiting as well. Thursday morning beach walk. Low tide 8a.m. Studies in silver, blue, brown and grey. The sheer joy of a black dog running in the water.

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Photographs by Carol Knox.

Daily Post | New Year’s Eve 2014 | Warmth

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I would like to share the warm feeling I experienced when looking out over my new home area in Fish Hoek, in the Western Cape, South Africa. These were taken on New Year’s Eve. You can see the Christmas tree at the top of the road. Response to Daily Post: Warmth

Photo taken by Carol Knox