It’s wet

The Western Cape in South Africa had during the past month twice as much rain as average and it also almost equalled to all time record of 1997. And it keeps on raining this month as well with every now and than a break between showers. But, despite the rain, the Freesias keep on flowering even with the heavy weight of water …

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It's wet

The Western Cape in South Africa had during the past month twice as much rain as average and it also almost equalled to all time record of 1997. And it keeps on raining this month as well with every now and than a break between showers. But, despite the rain, the Freesias keep on flowering even with the heavy weight of water …

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A historical event in the village …

… but not many are aware of it: The first flower of the Stenocereus beneckei has opened after months in the bud. Not only just opened but it seemingly needed a gale force wind last night. This morning to our big surprise, coming back from a rainy and stormy hike along the beach during sunrise,  one of the buds was open. Don’t think that anyone else would have noticed but with out garden eyes we focus it all. These cacti from central Mexico are supposed to bloom during Summer and NOT supposed to flower in a moderate subtropical climate of this village but it does and at a moment (South African Winter) that nobody expects.

Well here are some pictures  I quickly shot beween two showers:

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