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Garden going vertical

Vertical gardening is a trend but is not new. New is that thanks to contemporary knowledge and modern thinking a vertical garden does not limits itself to a creeper agains a wall or a hedge. If you ‘google’ you will find numerous examples all over the globe; from Pakistan Eastwards to Afghanistan. Even veggie gardens …

Winter Green

Just a few shots along the provincial road nearby. The Western Cape is a Winter rainfall area with relatively dry Summers. The fresh green is what most people expect during Spring. Here you can experience that during Winter. And also the local wood logger is in the green.

It’s red and green with everything in between but we prefer to see it from Black to White

These pictures of a Kalanchoe thyrsifolia (origin: Madagascar) are dedicated to Odile d’Harnois of Lectures au Coeur (freely translated: ‘Lectures of the Heart). Pictures are like movies; some you like to see in full color and others in B&W with everything in between.

Metamorphoto: Blue Moon

Just outside our village along the way to Hermanus there is the community The Blue Moon. Most co-owners adhere to an alternative green lifestyle and you can find, amongst others, a worm nursery, solar power, wind mill(s), etc. Why the name ‘Blue Moon’ I don’t know but when I shot this picture earlier today I …

No petrol station

Baardskeerdersbos is a small hamlet somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. The nearest petrol station is about 30 kilometers away. Donkey transport for people and goods recommended. It’s green over there!

300 mm and cropped

Unfortunately an appropriate telelens (at least 800mm) for photographing birds and other wildlife is from a budgetary point of view not within reach (any sponsors? Sony for example since I work with a Sony A77 camera?). So I just have to use my 70-300 mm zoom and crop the end result. A bit greenish but …