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A Beautiful Sunset

The 5 megapixels on my phone’s camera do not do justice to the beauty that surround me in Venda. The skyline is always so beautiful at sunrise and sunset.I’ll miss such views when its time for me to leave.

A beautiful sunset as captured from my front yard

A beautiful sunset as captured from my front yard


The beauty of my village…

This morning I took a walk to a very sacred place that is near and dear to my heart, and the view was so beautiful!

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Driving Home

I always look forward to traveling to ,from and around Venda because the scenery is so overwhelming; it was no different this time around. Here are some of the pictures I captured:

Blue Skies, Green Trees and The Open Road

Blue Skies, Green Trees and The Open Road

We pulled off by the road side to appreciate the beauty around us

We pulled off by the road side to appreciate the beauty around us

Venda - A beauty to behold

Venda – A beauty to behold

The sky looked amazing

The sky looked amazing

Heading to Vendalahatshikamuroho

Heading to Vendalahatshikamuroho

Driving Home

Driving Home

Mother Nature & Her Beauty

Mother Nature & Her Beauty

Lovely Scenery

Lovely Scenery

Almost There...

Almost There…

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Levubu Sunset

Levubu Sunset – Highlight of My Journey Back Home
 
I’ve had so many bus trips to and from Johannesburg since my tertiary level life started and I must say, a part of me dreads the long journeys of silence and sometimes the company of a stranger who’s giving you the cold shoulder or simply pretending that you don’t exist.  I always make sure that I get the window seat; that way I get to embrace mother natures beauty and I get to capture a few images every now and then using my 2MP Nokia 2700 camera. 
 
Venda is extremely beautiful when her sun rises and when it sets and my bus schedules fit in perfectly with this because when going to Johannesburg I leave home at sunrise and when returning from Johannesburg I get to Venda at sunset.  I captured the image above when the bus was driving past Levubu at sunset on my last journey home.

 


Venda – An African Goddess

Vendalahatshikamuroho lamanakanaka,

Her curves; the hills, mountains and bending roads,

Her beauty; ever green, fruitful and smiling up to the heavens,

Her guardian; the ever blazing sun radiating its heat and light onto her chocolate brown skin,

Her soily womb; thick and fertile giving birth to nutritious fruits and veggies,

Fruits as delicious as those from Tshakhuma tshaha Madzivhandila,

Ndi Vendalahatshikamuroho lisa ladzi nwana nga ndala.

Her aura so pure and welcoming,

Her scent so clean and unpolluted,

The wind blowing out melodious tunes,

Hu pfala mifhululu na nanga dza tshikona dza Ha-Tshivhasa midi ya vhathu.

Ndi Vendalahatshikamuroho lo tondwaho nga Mwali;

Her body fluids blessed with healing properties;

Ndi madzivha a Fundudzi,

Her arms stretching out, reaching out to welcome her lost sons like the branches of Her Baobab Trees,

Her vagina sacred and rich in history sa bako la Tshavhadinda la Dzimauli ha Rammbuda Tshiwangamatembele lisa dzheniwi nga nnyi na nnyi,

Her breasts standing upright and firm even after daily breast feeding sa thavha ya Tswime.

*To be continued…

Its heritage month so I dedicate this month to Venda, my home. She is poetry on her own, no words can begin to describe her beauty; I love Vendalahatshikamuroho.

Vendalahatshikamuroho and Her Curves by Tshauambea Elizabeth Ndou

Vendalahatshikamuroho and Her Curves by Tshauambea Elizabeth Ndou