A bit of local wildlife

Bee Hotel

‘Made in Napier, South Africa’ and sold on the local village market every Saturday. This one we just installed in our garden.

Love local

We love local. We buy and eat as much as possible local (not everything is available in a small village). We love the local Golden Hours, the local art and craft and don’t forget Garfield; the local cat. And most of my pictures (landscapes, etc.) are local. See for yourself:        

Witnessing the experiment of the local rocket scientist

Reflection of local rocket science

The local free range farm

The Museum

One of the finest educational museums to visit in the Western Cape, South Africa is the one dedicated to the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (sometimes written as Diaz) in Mossel Bay. The nice thing is the lack of coffee corners, restaurants and ‘Made in China’ souvenir shops but somewhere hidden within the museum is a shop …

Saturday morning fresh market

Every Saturday morning local fresh producers attract local and not-so-local customers. (opalotype pictures). More of my opalotype pictures are new published in Land n Sand magazine and this is the scheduled tweet for the next 20 days:  “A fresh ‘opalotype’ look at the grape harvest.http://dld.bz/dhA37 Last year’s pictures revitalised. (Pages 42-47)” 

Street Art 1

Some snap shots I took this morning of ‘Street Art’ in the so called ‘colored area’ in our village. All paintings made by local artist Slamat. He is a self taught painter and he focusses himself merely on flora and fauna. Slamat loves gardening and it seems to me that gardening and painting are going …

Labyrinth key ring

… One of the few ‘left overs’ of our previous adventure (Soekershof, with maze, cactus labyrinth and succulent garden). In the workshop we had several local artists/craftspeople (one of them with an international reputation) who sold their (hand made) products to visitors who could appreciate true South African made arts and crafts. And it’s so …