Yesterday was a good day

Today just started (9 AM in South Africa) but yesterday I had a very good day.

I worked on two versions of one puzzle picture. In the near future you will see more of my puzzle pictures adventure. The ones I created yesterday I’m specially fond of. The original picture is made at the footpath along the village that leads through a small forest of ancient Milkwood trees with fascinating imaginative textures.

Except for the angels (top right both pictures) I added something to one of the pictures. You may try to find the subtle difference between the two.

The-Walk Footpath

Good morning from under the Bread Tree leafs

‘Bread Trees’ or cycads belong to the oldest known plant species in this world. They survived the Age of the Dino- and other Saurusses and they are still amongst us. In South Africa the indigenous cycads are protected plants and, by law, possession  is only allowed with an official permit. But who cares? While many are complaining about Rhino poachers (and with good right!) South African cycads are poached with hundreds and exported as ‘ferns’ of ‘palms’ (What do South African customs and their colleagues abroad know about the difference?).

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Dagga

There is Dagga and there is Dagga; the first being the Cannabis sativa (from which marihuana and hash hare derived) and the second is the Leonotis leonurus or the ‘Wild Dagga’. The Wild Dagga grows naturally in many (subtropical) parts of the world. But mentioning the word Dagga to a local ‘law enforcement officer’ can result in some confusion. So it happened that a guy we know spend a weekend in police custody because he had ‘Dagga’ growing in his garden. They raided him with an army and confiscated all the plants on a late Friday afternoon and he was unable to explain the difference to those who were bullying him. Once in court, on a Monday morning, the prosecutor had to admit that his ‘detectives’ had been too ambitious ….

We just wonder …. virtually all farmers in this area with ‘veld’ in their property are growing Dagga ….

 

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