“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.
Within the Western Cape, South Africa it’s especially known that the town of Montagu has many Victorian houses. I lived in the area for 11 years but must admit that nearby Robertson has more Victorian architecture. The ‘Strachan’ house is a good example but such a pity that the local municipality installed a huge light tower (left in picture the reinforcement cable) in front of this monument which makes it difficult to make the right photograph.