Sometimes I’m asked to picture jewellery of my wife, jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit (Instagram@ @yvonnedewitjewelry). Here a few of the professional photo-models I was picturing for other purposes, who were willing to showcase some of het jewellery. It’s all Yvonne’s own design and it is genuine handmade (from melting Sterling silver pellets and other metals to the finishing touch)
Models shown below are Anette, Sheila, Eveline, Dorothy and Maryam (respectively from France, Malawi and Kenya)
… originates from East Africa. Originally thought from the Arabic countries in the North-East (hence the specie name) but later insight learns that it most probably is endemic to Tanzania or Kenya. Whatever, it’s a beautiful flower.
Although we had a few flowering cacti this Winter; most of the cacti flower between September and February/March. This Fero Cactus symbolizes the beginning of the Cactus Season here in South Africa. Although even local cactus nurseries tell their customers (who prefer indigenous plants) that cacti originate from (South) Africa I can assure you that they all originate from the Americas except for one (Rhipsalis baccifera) which does not look like a cactus at all and originate from coastal woodland between Durban and Kenya …