A village awakes

Early morning I start the day with a doggy walk, followed by the obvious coffee, and most of the time I have my camera with me just in case of. There was a bit of mist in ‘Die Vlei’ (little lake) but not enough to make a faerie-like picture; still than I shot a few. …

Moment on the road along the lagoon

This posting is dedicated to Ray Fausel who shows us so many landscapes in Maine, USA. In August 1986 I was briefly (2 days, 1 night) in this state and I regret that I did not stay for longer. Thanks Ray for sharing all these beauties!

So nearby ….

… but wo is going to look in the aeration tanks of the municipal sewage disposal works… ?   …. 🙂

Duck on solo tour

I just looked to the left – Room with a view

Detail of vegetation in our outdoor shower

First glimpse of the sun

Aloe time in the Western Cape

The Western Cape in South Africa is a Winter rainfall area. It’s the season for the endemic plants and some aloes originate  from this province. Here is one at the entrance of Mosaic Farm (Spookhuis – Haunted House) next to the lagoon near our village!

Hidden treasures in the garden

Pillars of the Earth; dedicated to Maureen Sudlow

While taking pictures of these flower stalks of aloes I could not help reliving the book ‘Pillars of the Earth’ of Ken Follet. This post is dedicated to Maureen Sudlow from the Kaipara in New Zealand. She is the author of the children book Fearless Fred and blogs under the alias of Kiwiskan. Always nice …