Deep in the wilds of Africa we found our honeymoon chalet. Built over the riverine bush we would lie in bed at night and listen to the animal cries, feeling so small and so human in this world of other kings. When the sun was high on those lazy afternoons we’d hide out on the porch watching elephants herd by while we wrote in journals, sketched in notebooks, and read our novels. The romance of the mosquito net like a wedding veil fills my memory of this space in a soft glow of white light. Showers outside on the porch under monkeys swinging by and an endless view of the African vista felt so free and so naturally beautiful. Nights in long baths with old jazz playing its heartfelt tune take me back to this dreamy place, this homey place so rich in comfort so far from home.
17 thoughts on “Safari Dreams”
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Your photography, but casual and editorial is always so beautiful. I love the stories you guys tell.
Thank you, thank you.
The photograph that you’ve opened with captures this entire post perfectly… the subtle intimacies of lover’s feet against one another while lying in bed under a net canopy… how romantic! Every photo speaks volumes on it’s own, but my absolute favorites are the ones of you standing on your toes on the porch, and the one of you sitting with the scarf wrapped around you… it’s like you’ve become a part of your surroundings! Love these so much!
YES! Thank you! This is everything I wanted to convey. So glad you said it 🙂
It reminds me of movie Casablanca 🙂 Beautiful photos!
one of my favorites!
Ah the romance of an African setting…the heat, the cry of nature. Lovely, as always.
Your pictures are magical and dreamy , I love the grain in the film. I love your Blog. Congrats
These photos have a dreamy look as in the Casablanca movie. When I see pictures like these in black and white where you find the play of light and shadow, I’m lost in the past! This is the case with I say, what you can’t do with your 35mm Pentax? 🙂 Dreaming Pictures.
dreamy & romantic
stunning pictures as always! my husband and i are heading to londolozi in a couple of months to celebrate our anniversary and i only hope we have as amazing an experience as you seem to have had! i have to ask, where/what designer is your shirtdress? it’s utterly gorgeous!
Ok, so now: How did you pack for your safari? Seriously? You look flawless in every picture!
Stunning images…the beauty of 35 mm will never be duplicated. You must frame these and put them all over your home! 🙂