Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fun at the Karoo Botanical Garden

Welcome to my Picture Perfect
Party Linky #160!

This blog is best viewed in Google Chrome.
Click on the images to view them larger.

Since we have spring here in South Africa, Amanda has been asking to visit the Karoo Gardens (the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden). And, now we have gone THREE times in the space of SEVEN days!

The first time we took a little red-headed friend. They ran around the paths and little maze for over an hour, having lots of fun. I packed snacks and chocolate milk to keep them going. I kept myself amused by taking tons of photos of the colorful wildflowers.

The second time I organized a little birthday party for a girl turning 4, who's mom doesn't have a car and has been struggling to find a job. I picked them up and another little friend, so there were two friends for the birthday girl to celebrate the day with. We even saw a huge tortoise and a Cape gray mongoose.

The third time we took a young Zambian friend who has been staying with us a for a few days. He's the son of the YWAM Livingstone base leaders. At the moment he's studying at Media Village and on a short break, but today he returns for the next term.

Amanda and her red-headed friend

Colorful wildflowers in bloom

This is the manager's cat

Scorpion sculpture

Chameleon sculpture

Flowering tree - I have no
idea what it's called

An aloe - I thought it was neat that the
flowering part was green and red

Amanda and the little birthday girl

A simple birthday party,
but loads of fun

A huge tortoise

The girls are watching the
tortoise eat grass

A Cape gray mongoose

Little friends watching the
mongoose disappear in the grass

Little friends on an
ant sculpture

Amanda on an ant sculpture

Our Zambian friend, J.J.

J.J. is tall and this tree is strange

J.J. and Amanda exploring the rocky paths


Here's a peek at
My Latest Post
on 1camera1mom:

Our Stay at Brenton-on-Sea

Check out the neat photos on
Our Stay at Brenton-on-Sea!


My Weekend Post:
Institute for the Blind - Part 2


Now on to my blog hop...

Amanda’s Books and More

Come link up your Wordless Wednesday
(with or without words) or any picture post
at this Picture Perfect Party Linky.
Join me on this fun and easy blog hop!

If you host your own blog hop(s), then feel free
to link them on my Blog Hops page!

I would love for you to follow me on
Follow on Bloglovin

I'm also now on Instagram!

Here are the easy rules:
  • Follow me on one or more links above or via email.
  • Link-up your post with a picture and follow as many new blogs as you like.
  • If possible, copy the button code below and add it on your linked post or blog's side-bar.
  • Tell others about this hop on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook.

The Button Code:

Amanda’s Books and More

This is a Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

Visit my Blog Hops page to see the hops that I often link up to.

© 2011 Amanda's Books and More, AllRightsReserved.

Designed by ScreenWritersArena