The hills from the farm changed their character many times in the course of the day, and sometimes looked quite close, and at other times very far away. In the evening, when it was getting dark, it would first look, as you gazed at them, as if in the sky a thin silver line was drawn all along the silhouette of the dark mountain; then, as night fell, the four peaks seemed to be flattened and smoothened out, as if the mountain was stretching and spreading itself. (1.1.6)
Changes that are caused by humans are pretty much looked down upon by the Baroness and her pals. But natural changes, like the way that the mountains morph all day long, are, in Blixen's opinion, just another example of Africa's awesomeness.