Midnight Moon (2 pictures)

There is every now and then a moon hype around the globe. A few days ago it was something as Blood- or Blue Moon. Most pictures I saw were shot at sunset and indeed that affects the colour (yellowish sunset colours). In the Western Cape, South Africa it was merely cloudy during the evening so lots of clouds in front of the moon but not just after midnight; at least not in Napier.

The moon photographed by me was quite normal. what most photographers in this part of the world did not know (seemingly) was that the ‘blue’ and/or ‘blood’ moon was only visible in the Northern Hemisphere. 😉

Unusual?

Many people from abroad, and I mean people from mainly the Northern Hemisphere don’t expect that it can snow in South Africa. Well there is even a Ski resort somewhere in the Eastern Cape. More close to where I live is the Franschhoek Pass and that is where I made this picture last Sunday. Really; snow is not that unusual in South Africa.

Aloe time in the Western Cape

The Western Cape in South Africa is a Winter rainfall area. And while the Northern Hemisphere is moving into the summer here we slowly move into the Winter. For the Western Cape it means that many endemic aloes will provide a magnificent view while driving through the rural part of this South African province.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

I have the feeling that this Weekly Photo Challenge is targeting the Northern Hemisphere but I live in the ‘Deep South’ of South Africa; fairly close to the Southernmost lighthouse of the African Continent. And here we have summer this time of the year. And that results in an interpretation of the challenge that differs from the most I guess.

Autumn in the garden

Autumn here in South Africa does not mean that the garden goes dormant as in large parts of the Northern Hemisphere. On the contrary; we enjoy a year-round floral display. Not a day without flowers in our garden although the number of plants flowering can differ, even from day to day.

See for yourself. Displayed is a selection of flowers during the months April and May.

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