A life outdoors

Portrait of Koos; the shepherd of Stanford (South Africa)

Shop in Hopland

Informal settlements in South Africa  have informal shops. This one is in an old 40-feet container in Hopland, Stanford, South Africa.

Portrait of Koos; the Shepherd of Stanford 2 (2 pictures)

A picture developing itself ….. (still not completed)

Portrait of Koos; the Shepherd of Stanford, South Africa

2 Pictures

Once upon a time in Stanford (nothing is impossible)

The late Sunday afternoon drive (4 pictures)

Four different processing modes with a multitude of software (plug-ins). Images shot along back road between Napier and Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. Date: Sunday 24 April between 15:00 and 17:00 PM. The distance to the furthest mountains at the horizon is in all pictures between 20 and 25 km (13-16 miles). Just …

The removal (an update)

23 Days ago we moved 50 kilometers from Stanford to Napier in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. We had to start with a gigantic cleaning operation and since last week we are unpacking. The first plants have since last Wednesday a place in the new garden and many others are still …

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 …

Removal in progress (snapshots)

Since 30 March we reside in Napier after almost 5 unforgettable years in Stanford (thank you guys). But we are still in the middle of the removal as you can see. But we’re getting there. Hopefully the new kitchen will be ready the end of May and also some minor building works still has to …

Napier; first impressions

Since a few days we live in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa; 50 kilometers from our previous residence in Stanford. Still a lot of unpacking to do plus some minor and major (new kitchen) building work to perform. In the meantime work continues. Herewith a few first impressions. A few are shot through the window …