Dedicated to Brigid Taylor Jackson

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m not in favor of all those blog awards although I see the value of it for some bloggers. Andrew Harvard, a great Chef from Durban, recently dedicated a blog post to me and honestly I think it’s a great idea. So from now on I will every …

Sundowner at the Blue Moon

This week we enjoyed virtually every day, with camera in hand, a different sunset at different locations in and around our village. Just for the sheer fun I tell you that Stanford is THE Sunset Capital (Sundowner Capital if you prefer) of South Africa 🙂 . Here last night’s sundowner at the Blue Moon community …

Politics in Africa …..

… Family business as usual:

They like horses don’t they

Sundowner in the garden and behind ‘the Dog’

Modern ‘slavery’

They call it a ‘slave wall’ but I do not know the exact meaning. Is it a wall build by slaves or a wall to keep the slaves in? Or both? A winery nearby, situated on an estate with the remains of century (centuries?) old buildings decided to do something about the entrance. Plenty of …

Winter flowering aloes; the season has started.

We have about twenty different aloe species in the garden; all native to Africa and all genuine species (no nursery hybrids). Part of it is Winter flowering and virtually all of these originate from the Western Cape. Here is one in our border along the street.

Sundowner of the day

It’s Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere but what a beautiful days finishing off with amazing sunsets; a different one every day…. This evening with a sea mist flowing into the lagoon nearby the village … Always a feast; this time with a glass of good local wine along the roadside…  

Hey Babe. Let’s enjoy another wonderful sunrise!

Autumn in the garden

Autumn here in South Africa does not mean that the garden goes dormant as in large parts of the Northern Hemisphere. On the contrary; we enjoy a year-round floral display. Not a day without flowers in our garden although the number of plants flowering can differ, even from day to day. See for yourself. Displayed …