Time of the year

Rain or shine, day of night, Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter; in South Africa we have a year-round floral display. Lithops (living stones)  originate from Southern Africa including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Most species are found along the Orange River along the borderline between the three countries. It’s their time of the year now. …

You are missing the fragrance

This Fenestraria specie (don’t ask which one! 😉 ) originates from Namibia and Namaqualand in South Africa. Beautiful to look at but you miss the extra-ordinary sweet/fruity fragrance; a feast for your nose .. Flower is fully open during a few hours in the afternoon.

Flowering little stones

The genus lithops, originating from Southern Africa with the ‘epic centre along the Orange River along the borders with Namibia and Botswana, consists entirely of little stones look alike plants. Sometimes people even walk over these ‘stones’ without realizing it except ladies with high heeled pumps…. And except when they are flowering of course. And …

Another lithop

People have so many names for me; varying from ‘deer feet’ to ‘baby bottom’. Officially I am a lithop and my ‘genus’ occur in Botswana, Namibia and also a bit in South Africa. I like the given name ‘Living Stone’ for some people seemingly don’t notice my brothers, sisters and other family members when walking …

Turtle Tongue

I am from the Kalahari Desert which covers parts of Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. The earth is red and in my native surroundings I’m hard to discover. People name me ‘Turtle Tongue’.

One of these little things 5: a crystal

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and I publish the images in this blog, one by one. They are all in B&W. Todays ‘little thing’ is …