Cat feet

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” ― Garrison Keillor

Picture: Cotyledon Ladysmithiensis. Afrikaners name this succulent plant ‘katvoetjies’ (‘cat feet’). It is endemic to the area around Ladysmith (hence the specie name) in the Klein Karoo region between Montagu and Oudshoorn in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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Manipulated rural landscapes

I needed 5 different pictures for this composition. The first one is the sky (mainframe) added with the photo’s of respectively the lorry going off-hill; 2 of the cows (one mirrored) plus the sheep. The pictures have one thing on common; they were all made within a radius of 2 kilometers in Papiesvlei nearby our village Stanford, South Africa.

The title I gave the second composition is “Invasion of the Hottentots Gods” and is compiled of photo’s of the Stanford sky; the ‘Grand Canyon of South Africa’ near the hamlet Plathuis somewhere North of Route62 between Barrydale and Ladysmith; the Klein Rivier Mountains (mirrored); herons (left top) from the Storch Hotel in Zurich; a sculpture (twice) from the garden of Fraai Uitzicht plus enlargements of the Hottentots God; a fascinating South African insect worshipped by natives.