And now it’s open …

… see also previous posting… šŸ™‚ Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in …

Protea in de bud

Tomorrow it will be open. Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the …

Won’t take long…

…. before this Echeveria from Mexico will flower in South Africa.

It’s purple and in our garden

This Adenia (origin Southern Africa) has a diameter of about 75 cm. In an optimal environment the caudex can grow to a height and with of 2.5 meter. It survived our garden (the very South of South Africa) for the last 23 months but let’s see a day, a week, a month and a year …

A Misty Affair in Stanford, South Africa (2)

A Misty Affair in Stanford

Freaking cold this morning

Certainly for Stanford (South Africa) standards ….

Clouds of Franschhoek

Every region in South Africa has more or less its own clouds. That has probably much to do with the different landscapes and climates. Here two of the typical clouds you’ll see more often in Franschhoek than in Cape Town or other places in the Western Cape.

Just after the first few rain drops at a building site

What happens, do you think, at a building site in South Africa as soon as he first few rain drops hit the ground? Well …. see for yourself … šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ (4 snapshots)

In perspective

This image of a landscape was made last Sunday near a wine cellar 15 kilometer North of Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. The distance to the Riviersonderend Mountains in the background is about 40 kilometer. Picture made with 300mm zoom. Yes; we are far sighted.