Icons of the Karoo – Sweet Thorn Sunset

After the posting Quintessential Karoo and Karoo Icons – Farm Gate I decided to string together a series of posts showing off some of the Karoo icons I photographed on my last visit to the Karoo. 

To me the Karoo is big sky country and the sky makes for a big part of any photograph taken in the area.  The night skies are the most impressive you will see anywhere with the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon in all its glory, showing just why its called such.  In between the blue sky days and the starry nights is my favourite time of the day.  The time when the sun sets in a fiery ball of fire over the horizon.  A time of painted skies.  A time of peace and silence when the day time animals get ready to go to sleep and the nocturnal animals wake up.  A time for contemplation.  

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  1. Gaelyn

    Makes me contemplate my next visit. 🙂

  2. As beautiful as it is, I just wish it was not so cold. These last few days have been freezing and I am not a happy chappie in the cold. Can't wait to get back to Satara for now and then back here for your summer as hot as it may get then.

  3. Firefly

    Just shows how used to the weather we are living here

  4. Firefly

    Makes me contemplate a lot of things

  5. Firefly

    All African sunsets are beautiful. Some only more than others.