picnics might usually be associated with spring & summer, but autumn in the winelands (and south africa in general) is pretty much perfect outdoor weather in my mind. you can sit in the sun without getting hot, i mean – what’s better than that? yesterday i was driving with the window down and there was that yummy autumn smell in the air… it made me think about times spent lazing the day away on the grass somewhere. preferably eating some kind of cheese.
the work of claude lazar almost perfectly depicts the weather i woke up to this morning. the seasons are a changing my friends.
yesterday my mind was pretty much blown by the official website of keith loutit – whose tilt-shift videos mesmerised me for a full half hour. then i discovered his vimeo page and my mind was doubley blown. he’s been doing this for over 2 years and i only discovered it now! the shame. please enjoy, and do make an effort to go watch all his films.
you probably enjoyed the musical stylings of the cranberries at some point in the mid nineties. i love their big hits as much as the next person (linger, dreams, zombie) … but when you’re gone has always been my favourite cranberries track. i had it on tape and played it over and over on my walkman. do you know how difficult that is to do with a tape? you have to rewind and then find the right place… oh man! but it was worth it.
hanneli mustaparta gets it right pretty much 100% of the time. (you should really visit her blog, too)
images from mr newton