Cap­tur­ing na­ture’s car­pet


Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - TRAVEL 2013 - TRAVEL WRITER

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Sandy Wil­liams of Clare­mont for her pic­ture of bloom­ing flow­ers in Cape Agul­has.

She was at the south­ern­most tip of Africa re­cently and “was amazed to see the flow­ers all the way there from Cale­don… pretty pink and yel­low car­pets of na­ture.”

Wil­liams wins a mid­week stay at Mon­tagu Springs.

The run­ners- up are Thandi Wel­man of Ke­nil­worth for her pic­ture of the Olympian tem­ple of Zeus in Athens and Louise Smith of Paarl for her pic­ture of an an­gel etched into the crops at Hill­crest Berry Or­chards, Stel­len­bosch.

Wel­man says she vis­ited this an­cient mar­vel in Greece. “On the day I vis­ited I was the only per­son there. With no dis­trac­tions from tourists and flash­ing cam­eras, I could step back in time and feel the his­tory flow around me.”

Smith says she and her son were hav­ing lunch in Stel­len­bosch when they spot­ted this crop pat­tern.

“At first we were not sure how this an­gel was made or for what rea­son. Per­haps it is for the Christ­mas sea­son.

“Later the evening when we zoomed in on the photographs we had snapped we saw that there were in­deed peo­ple and a trac­tor work­ing on this amaz­ing work of art.” Com­pe­ti­tion rules: ● All photographs must re­late to travel, and you may en­ter as many times as you like.

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BLESSED: Louise Smith cap­tured this pic­ture of work­ers mak­ing an im­age of an an­gel on a field in Stel­len­bosch.

STEP BACK IN TIME: Thandi Wel­man vis­ited the Olympian tem­ple of Zeus in Athens.

FLO­RAL FIELDS: The car­pets of spring flow­ers trail­ing all the way from Cale­don to Cape Agul­has cap­ti­vated win­ner Sandy Wil­liams.

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