Yesterday was very rewarding

(This week’s Photo Challenge Reward)

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Last month I was ‘awarded’ ┬átwo social media accounts (annual contracts) of restaurants in the┬ávillage. ┬áThis local acknowledgement felt for me as a reward. The profile picture of YUM Eat Cafe┬áwith owners and staff framed went viral (yesterday evening over 100 retweets plus quite a few shares on FB) and that on its own is also a reward. But look into the picture. It tells many things; one is that of the croissants. These are made from scratch by the two chefs and baked into perfection with modern kitchen technology (timing, temperatures and moisture/humidity in oven pre-programmed) and the reward is a perfect delicious tasteful croissant.

YUM Eat Cafe

The second picture (shot yesterday) is of Stanford Harvest.  Stanford Harvest is part of the Elandsvalley Farm just outside the village and their food is fresh from the land. This farm restaurant promotes itself also by attending markets in the region. But yesterday was unexpected. Every year there is this Bird Fair in the village that attracts bird lovers from around the globe. There are a wide variety of presentations and lectures and the organisation is usually perfect. This time however the organisation forgot seemingly that all the participants also have to eat. Vivienne McOnie (co-owner of Elandsvalley Farm/Stanford Harvest) discovered this omission and within no time kitchen staff was mobilised and within one hour the food stall was up and running. The reward: Hundreds of meals and plenty of fresh produce (including honey of the own bees) sold!!! Stanford Harvest

 

YouTube with Landscapes, Birds and Flowers

Especially made for those travelers and others who are curious about the area I live in: a YouTube presentation of 446 seconds with photographs of landscapes, birds and flowers in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. This is a ‘rough cut’ (with a spelling error in the title!!! ­čśë which nobody has noticed yet….) and the final product is a nice introduction for the International Bird Fair 1 – 6 October in our village (Stanford). Enjoy!

Click HERE (YouTube will open in new window).

The Klein Rivier Delta

Shot a few kilometers from our house: the Klein Rivier (‘Little River’) Delta; the area where this river goes over into a lagoon.

There are a few hundred different bird species nestling along ‘our’ river during the year. Reason to celebrate the, internationally highly recommended (by birding experts) annual bird fair in this village; this year in October I believe.

In the background the Klein Rivier Mountains.

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