Off the beaten track

Picture shot just outside our village. Have the feeling we’re living in a holiday resort… 🙂

Mask

From Peru and made by a local craftsman/ceramist.

Architecture; The original Cape Dutch

Cape Dutch architecture is very much identified with the rounded gables as one sees on pictures of wine estates in the Western Cape. But the original Cape Dutch homesteads in this part of South Africa did not have these gables but they had nicely rounded roofs. Local architect Maureen Wolters designed an original for friends …

Cactus with hug factor and Sweet Blogger Award

If I mention the word ‘cactus’ people have the association with prickly plants with nasty spines. Personally I rather work with cacti than with roses (pruned many roses bare handed) I can taken them in my hands and I rarely get pricked but than I know these magnificent plants or is it when you really …

Whale Watching

Just to attract more tourists the tourism bureau in Hermanus announced that the first whales were spotted. This turned out to be a hoax for nobody living and working along the coastline has seen one yet…. Even the subsidized ‘Whale Horn Blower’ (guy who blows the horn when a whale is seen) hasn’t been spotted… …

On the Road ….

From Hermanus to Home-Sweet-Home in Stanford this afternoon. For esthetic reasons we took care for a power cut at Pig’s Snout (waterfalls).    

Warm Weekend Greetings

[object HTMLTextAreaElement] via Warm Greetings from the village with the most awesome sunrises and sunsets.

The last seconds …

…. before completion of last night’s sunset.

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!