August 27, 2011

Nuy Valley in Pictures

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Nuy Valley stream with folded sandsontes in the distance.

Sorry posting has been a bit slow recently… I’ve been very busy re-locating to South Africa and trying to make good progress on writing up my thesis. Actually, the next few months may be somewhat lighter with posting as I actually write up this thesis of mine!

To tide over my blog readers, I thought I’d post a few pictures from my new home here in South Africa. Last weekend my fiance and I spent the weekend in Robertson, South Africa to visit family and take care of some arrangements for our upcoming wedding in October. The Robertson area is beautiful and also geological– the landscape around Nuy Valley, the wine farm where we are having our wedding, is dominated by folded and faulted sandstones hills and mountains.

Below are a few pictures from the Nuy Valley Wine Farm. The skies are a bit overcast in some of the pictures because of winter rain, but even in winter the landscape is gorgeous. Enjoy!

A palm tree! And more sandstones in the distance.

Rows of grapevines with sandstone mountains in the distance.

More grapevines and mountains. Note the thin landslide scar. Click to enlarge the view.

An eerie winter sky over grapevines.

Looking back towards the farmhouses.

A closer view of the farmhouses.

Pigeon statue.

Cape Dutch style farmhouse.

Pretty stone arches.

Detail on one of the farmhouses.

Terrace and more palm trees.