The end of a perfect day in the Serengeti

There are those occasions on safari when instead of photographing animals, the vast serenity of the place, catches your eye.
I took this picture at the end of a long day, having been up at dawn witnessing constant animal drama and on my back to the lodge for dinner.

The ‘Table Cloth’ on Table Mountain

The cloud covering draped over Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, as I saw it one morning from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Villa Garzoni



The Villa Garzoni is in Collodi, Tuscany, Italy. The gardens originated in the 17th Century to grace the castle residence of the Garzoni family. The more modern Villa can be seen on the hillside.
The gardens are world famous for their water features making full use of the steep hillside to drive various fountains and a cascade down a water staircase to the lower level. Unfortunately when I visited and took these photographs last year, the main cascade was not functioning but their were plenty other water features. One such is featured here.