The Dutch have the expression “Living like a God in France”. Well…. this Dutchman lives like a God in Stanford, South Africa.
Spirituality of native (tribal) people around the globe, from Australia to Australia, has a significant element of ancestry in it. Native people of South Africa are balancing on the edge of traditional values and the ‘comfort’ of modern times. Hence this imaginary of a Xhosa woman calling the spirits of her ancestors for guidance.
Recently I submitted some pictures of toes I shot during a stroll along Grotto Beach in Hermanus, South Africa. Today I did some simple photoshopping resulting in these imaginaries. All have a hint of surrealism.
There is this guy who floats in the air and likes to show his ability in the blog Walkair. I follow his gliding adventures. Actually quite funny and fairly original. Virtually every day he discovers a different angle and the pictures tell a story or, better even, let you imagine your own story.
Anyway; I couldn’t stay behind and here she is: The cloud walker.
When we moved to Stanford one-and-a-half year ago we were lucky to buy a house that did not need any refurbishing but the garden did. In front there was an awful hedge that had to be removed. That took about a week. We replanted the strip with mainly water wise plants (succulents and drought resistent shrubs and trees).
One of the newcomers along the fence is a hibiscus. A few days ago it produced its first flower. Voila:
Shot from our verandah with an interval of approx. 30 minutes beginning of the evening. Sometimes the whole village is in the sky.