Sunset at Grootbos; shot from The Forest Lodge

(Grootbos is a private nature reserve near Stanford in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. 2 pictures)  

The Happy Hikers

The Strandveld Hiking Club (you won’t believe it; I’m a member) organises a monthly hike and every hike is thoroughly prepared by one of more of the members. The November hike is the one from Tesselaarsdal to Stanford across the Klein Rivier Mountains; 16 km in total. We take the same route as barber Johan …

Full Moon in Stanford, South Africa

Times Square

24 July between 8 and 9 PM Times Square NYC, Broadway/46Str. Two of my pictures  will lighten up The Big Apple. One is a stylised self-portrait and the other, a stylised landscape, is shot at Raka Winery in Stanford towards the N2 between Riviersonderend and Caledon. Selection made by a jury of known top photographers …

First flower of the African Kapok Tree

A few months after our removal to Stanford we planted 7 African Kapok Trees (Ceiba pentantra) along the road in front of our house. These thorny stemmed trees grow fairly fast and yesterday the first flower opened itself. Wonderful.

Optical Illusions 19: Short Market Street in Stanford will never be the same again

The White Breasted is back in the village

Some B&W’s and one f/c or the White Breasted Cormorant. Local ‘birdy’  Lin Morris (THANK YOU) wrote the caption: “It is White Breasted Cormorant. They usually spend the day at the sea, or Maanschynbaai lagoon, and come back to Willem Appel Dam in Stanford to wash the saltwater off and dry their wings int the trees, and …

One morning on my way to Cape Town…

… I was driving on top of the clouds … (Between Stanford and Caledon)

Candid Portraits 28: What would the Saturday Market in Hermanus be without gourmet meals from our village?

Candid Portraits 10: Passing by

The Coffee Corner in Morton Street, Stanford, South Africa is the place where villagers gather, play games, do their wireless computer work, talk and talk, pamper their babies, relax, read the newspaper, pick up a fast snack, dream, cry, laugh and above all enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and affordable food. Although the people …