Mountainside Curves

A visit to the winter mountainside in Swaziland shows off the natural curves one can see in the landscape. The mountainside we visited sloped downwards creating a curve we could easily see with a naked eye.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Swazi Landscape (1). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The rocks dotted on the landscape added to the curves that surrounded us.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A rocky mountainside (1). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

These rocks were interspersed with the African winter grasses, adding character to the scene before us.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Rocks and wild grasses. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

I enjoyed the moments we spent out on the Swazi mountainside, looking before us at all that nature offers. The landscape is so different to the straight rectangular features of a large city.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Swazi landscape (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Even the plants are a far cry from the pointed edges I normally see. Their rounded tops and unfurled leaves were a pleasure to look at.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Rocky Mountainside (2).  © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I enjoy looking at the natural curves of an African mountainside. Every time we visit Swaziland, I feast my eyes on this sight.

Do you enjoy looking at mountainous landscapes?

(This post was inspired by the weekly prompt at

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

62 thoughts on “Mountainside Curves

  1. Beautiful, Colline. 🙂 I do enjoy mountainous landscapes, but don’t get to visit them often. With the new move, I don’t even see hills very often, it’s so flat here.


    1. I have had the same experience. I grew up around mountains and I miss seeing them everyday. Now pictures like these tide me over until I get to visit them again.


    1. Thank you. I do admit that photo was taken with some thought. These weekly photo challenges have made me think a little more on what pictures I take 🙂


    1. These pictures were taken a third of the way into winter. Once it is the rainy season everything is a lot greener and the landscape looks very different.


  2. Having grown up hiking the mountains in the next state, you can be sure that I enjoy the landscapes and all the beauty they have to offer. I have had occasion to visit others in a few states and the beauty and bounty never fail to amaze me.


  3. Swazilnad always sounded exotic to me ! Love your mountainsides Colline . Keep expecting to see something move from behind the rocks 😉


    1. Survival is a perfect word for the African landscape during the winter. A state of being which is eradicated with the coming of the rains and the greening of the countryside.


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