In the fruit bowl

Guess it’s tomato soup and banana desert for dinner

Escaping the Karoo Desert

Desert (6 pictures)

Dinnertime (weekly photo challenge)

‘Finished and Klaar’

Within the set time frame we re-landscaped a large garden (partly a kind of ‘forest garden’). A few thousand (re-)plantings, numerous divisions, new plant material from our own stock including a cycad (with permit), weeding and mulching, etc.. Worked with the own garden staff of the client for they have to maintain the garden. Always …

As hard as rock

This is a desert plant from Mexico. The botanical genus is Ariocarpus and it’s classified as one of the cactaceae (argh … those botanists/taxonomists… 😉 ). anyway this succulent plant is as hard as rock and in its natural habitat it’s already happy with one annually flood rain. When it’s dry for a longer period …

Blended landscapes 9 (Fata Morgana in South African Desert)

Real? Or not? It could be real. As a matter of fact pictures don’t lie. Or do they? 😉 Fata Morgana in South African desert …. 😉

PERCEPTION

Aldous Huxley once wrote ‘Doors of Perception’ in which he described experiments with hallucinating drugs. Last week we made a trip to the hot and dry Little Karoo in South Africa and when I was looking through the pictures today I made some associations; one of these was ‘Doors of Perception’, another the classic movie …

Turtle Tongue

I am from the Kalahari Desert which covers parts of Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. The earth is red and in my native surroundings I’m hard to discover. People name me ‘Turtle Tongue’.

From the desert in North Yemen

Endemic to the desert in North Yemen is the Euphorbia achmat but it grows very prosperous in our garden here in South Africa. This is a natural variegated specie with one of the 4 lobes on one side green and the leafs are half green and half yellowish. The non-variegated original specie is yellowish with …