The Cloud Walker

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There is this guy who floats in the air and likes to show his ability in the blog Walkair. I follow his gliding adventures. Actually quite funny and fairly original. Virtually every day he discovers a different angle and the pictures tell a story or, better even, let you imagine your own story. Anyway; I …

Hibiscus

When we moved to Stanford one-and-a-half year ago we were lucky to buy a house that did not need any refurbishing but the garden did. In front there was an awful hedge that had to be removed. That took about a week. We replanted the strip with mainly water wise plants (succulents and drought resistent …

In the sky with diamonds…

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Hanging low going high

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Shot from our verandah with an interval of approx. 30 minutes beginning of the evening. Sometimes the whole village is in the sky.

Night sky without a tripod …..

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but with a few drinks……

The Chameleon went to the Photoshop

Sometime ago I submitted a picture of a very shy ‘Bloukopmannetjie’ (Afrikaans name for this ‘Blue Head’ chameleon). Early this morning I photoshopped a bit with this little guy. He is now exploring the beach.

From profession to hobby

Between April 2000 and July 2011 me and Yvonne owned Soekershof in Robertson. We restored and extended this historical botanical garden (with the oldest cactus -Anno 1910- of South Africa) and ended up with one of the world’s largest outdoor collections (>2600 species/subspecies/varieties/etc) of succulent plants including cacti. The garden was globally recognized in botanical/horticultural …

Between beach and lagoon

Rain or shine; there are always people wandering and wondering around and between Grotto Beach and Stanford Lagoon in South Africa. The last of the selected pictures I made last Sunday (see also the 5 previous postings).

The little bird

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Portrait of the little bird in the dunes between Grotto Beach and the Stanford Lagoon.

The Seagull

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