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 …
Hanging low going high
Shot from our verandah with an interval of approx. 30 minutes beginning of the evening. Sometimes the whole village is in the sky.
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
Portrait of the little bird in the dunes between Grotto Beach and the Stanford Lagoon.
Picture people in the mist is something I haven’t done before so there was my change/challenge last Sunday. No photoshop involved except a bit of cropping and the copyright notice.