15000 hits

At 7 AM this morning this site achieved the milestone of 15000 hits. Not too shabby I hope. Thanks to all my followers and the others ‘who hit the nail on its head’ (Dutch expression). For all of you a flower parade. Dutch always say it with flowers; especially the ones living in South Africa. …

It’s only late afternoon that I open my heart and spread my love

(Fenestraria specie; a succulent plant from Southern Africa which flowers spreads a wonderful fragrance)

I can see you

With no money in the pocket one has to be ingenious

Imagine you have an entrepreneural mindset and want to become a builder but you don’t have money in your pocket. As being a South African and grown up in a ‘historical disadvantaged community’ you can also forget about lending money at a bank. In that case you have to be ingenious. There are luckily many …

Essential road sign in South Africa

Bulbine natalensis

The reddish rootstock of the Bulbine natalensis (syn. Bulbine latiafolia) is  known as one of the three main ingredients for natural medicins of the traditional healers in South Africa. A previous minister of health advertised it even as a medicin against HIV-AIDS at an international convention in Canada and we all had a big laugh …

Clouds of Franschhoek

Every region in South Africa has more or less its own clouds. That has probably much to do with the different landscapes and climates. Here two of the typical clouds you’ll see more often in Franschhoek than in Cape Town or other places in the Western Cape.

Sun beams

Just after the first few rain drops at a building site

What happens, do you think, at a building site in South Africa as soon as he first few rain drops hit the ground? Well …. see for yourself … 🙂 🙂 🙂 (4 snapshots)

In perspective

This image of a landscape was made last Sunday near a wine cellar 15 kilometer North of Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. The distance to the Riviersonderend Mountains in the background is about 40 kilometer. Picture made with 300mm zoom. Yes; we are far sighted.