Varkoor …..

…… is the name given to this Zantedeschia aethiopica by Afrikaner people. Translated it means ‘Pig’s Ear’. I prefer the common English name Arum Lily. This plant like to grow in damp areas and in our village you find them all over along streams..

What a beautiful day …..

…. to wake up and see this:

Hadeda airborne

For you

Dutch always say it with flowers; especially the ones living in South Africa. No tulips or roses as you would expect but from a ‘Stenocereus beneckei’; a cactus from South America. Ain’t that a surprise? 🙂

Looking back

Hadeda take off

Good Saturday Morning

Remember the previous post: Vote for me and if I win (beyond imagination…) one third of the JACKPOT will be donated to the fully accountable and audited (USA-standards) NGO Food4Thought which runs a privately funded pre-primary school in an informal settlement near our village. You can vote HERE (opens in new window).   New York, New …

Photography competition

I’m not much in favor of all kinds of photography competitions for which you have to pay an entrance fee to participate. But now I made an exception. Although there is a jury that makes the final decision people can also vote for me online. The more votes the bigger the chance to win the …

Landscaping out of the ordinary

Yes we do (also) water wise landscaping but for ordinary gardens you go for an ordinary landscaper.

And …. Another bird

There are a few hundred bird species nestling in a radius of 10 km in and around our village. Don’t ask for names for I’m getting old and tempt to forget ( 🙁 🙂 🙂 ) but they are beautiful!