Ode to the gardener

I admire landscaper/gardener Tommy Ngwenya. He is a South African and works hard in creating and maintaining the most beautiful gardens in Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa. He is from the (I hate the expression …) “previously disadvantaged” side of the society (hate it because most South Africans are still disadvantaged for whatever reason). His business is named ‘Tommy & Sons”. His sons are still too young (primary school) but the name-giving symbolises the idea that Tommy wants his sons to have it better than what he experienced in his youth.

Hommage-pour-Le-Jardinier

Papa Jer ….

… is the name Jerry Fourie is known for. Jerry is our village troubadour; entertaining on markets, parties and other festivities. In his younger days he toured South Africa; as always together with his wife Retha. Nowadays he prefers to sing within a 100 km radius. The repertoire is mainly music from the sixties and seventies.

Last Sunday Jerry had his gig at the Street Festival in the village. That’s where I shot him 😉