Landscapes in the Overberg 6

Farmers are the large scale landscapers on a global scale. Here in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, more specific in and around our village Stanford, it’s not different to the rest of the world. Every human intervention in nature leaves traces and around here I enjoy the photogenic gems on my way to nowhere; just touring around to shoot. All pictures in this serie of 13 are shot on the morning of Monday 15 july. All pictures are made along the road between Stanford and the borderline with Caledon. I hope you enjoy these daily postings as much as I loves shooting them.

Today: Where there is smoke is fire

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And now it's open …

… see also previous posting… 🙂

Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the world you buy a protea just think of me and know where they are coming from! 🙂

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And now it’s open …

… see also previous posting… 🙂

Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the world you buy a protea just think of me and know where they are coming from! 🙂

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Protea in de bud

Tomorrow it will be open.

Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the world you buy a protea just think of me and know where they are coming from! 🙂

 

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Landscapes in the Overberg 5

Farmers are the large scale landscapers on a global scale. Here in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, more specific in and around our village Stanford, it’s not different to the rest of the world. Every human intervention in nature leaves traces and around here I enjoy the photogenic gems on my way to nowhere; just touring around to shoot. The pictures in this serie of 13 are shot on the morning of Monday 15 july. All images are made along the road between Stanford and the borderline with Caledon. I hope you enjoy these daily postings as much as I love shooting them.

Part 5: There are many greens

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And …. Another bird

There are a few hundred bird species nestling in a radius of 10 km in and around our village. Don’t ask for names for I’m getting old and tempt to forget ( 😦 🙂 🙂 ) but they are beautiful!

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Free Rangers

At the Good Luck Farm just outside our village one can imagine true free range livestock; from chickens and ducks to guinea-pigs. The ‘farm products’ end up on your plate in a local restaurant but than we know it’s good!

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It's purple and in our garden

This Adenia (origin Southern Africa) has a diameter of about 75 cm. In an optimal environment the caudex can grow to a height and with of 2.5 meter. It survived our garden (the very South of South Africa) for the last 23 months but let’s see a day, a week, a month and a year at the time. Our expectations are high!!! 🙂

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