A rest after the delivery

In my youth in The Netherlands parents told theirĀ children story that babies are delivered by storks. In South Africa I haven’t seen storks so it must be a relative; the heron.

Buzzy Bees

Nearby our house is the pre-primary school Buzzy Bees next to the primary school Okkie Smuts and there is a nice flow from one to the other despite that Okkie Smuts is original an Afrikaner School which pre-Mandela was not allowed admit children with another skin colour than ‘white’. But times have changed for the …

Portraits of a different kind 4

‘Life in Ruins’. Towards the Christmas celebration it’s not only good to think about them but actually it’s better to do something for all those street children around the globe. Locally in our village there is the initiative of ‘Bags of Love’. This is organised by the rotary and every year many villagers donate generously. …

Air Craft 3

The children thing

The Last Resort

An imaginary based on an impression of a day outing of one of the local pre-primary schools in our village. They went, by boat, to The Last Resort at the outskirts of Stanford. The Last Resort is a place where children are engaged in ‘play with nature’. It’s entertaining and educational; certainly better than a …

Mandela Day in the village

Today we celebrated Mandela Day at the pre-primary school Funimfundo in informal settlement Die Kop near our village. For 67 (+) minutes around 20 volunteers from all walks of life worked in the garden or were engaged with improving the plumbing. And the children? They had their afternoon nap (more or less, see pics) and …

The children became grown ups

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. …

At the cheese farm

Yvonne and I are not fond of mass-produced supermarket cheese with a rubber taste. Luckily there is a farm just outside the village where we can buy cheese with a real character. We buy in bulk, a few kilo every visit, and that makes it price-wise competitive with the known supermarket brands. But there is …

The Swing

Shot some time ago at the pre-primary school in the informal settlement Die Kop near our village. I’ve cropped he original image and did some HDR-toning; just in an attempt to add some sphere that (as I experienced recently) especially appeals to children.