Rainbow Nation Cloud ….

…… after some photoshopping. See also previous posting.

Evening falls and a YouTube

Time for dinner. After dinner time for a Youtube with a selection of pictures and a few imaginaries made in the past 6 months in and around our village (Stanford, somewhere in nowhere in South Africa). Unfortunately the YouTube is for whatever reason not of the best quality but interested parties can send me their …

Wonder what the message is this time

….Or; Message in a bottle?

The fragrance of baby powder

In South Africa ‘Baby Buttocks’ is one of the many names given to this Lithop specie. Lithops (several hundreds of species/hybrids/varieties) originate from Southern Africa and sometimes people walk on them assuming they are walking on stones; hence another name ‘Living Stones’. The variety in our collection spreads the fragrance of a certain brand of …

The cutting edge technology of a mirror

Just a look in a mirror with whetted and polished edge in a gradient. No photoshop tricks but I turned the original picture upside down for the effect.

After the harvest and tomorrow we taste

Growing grapes is one thing but creating excellent wines of grapes demands at least as much craftmanship. Although modern technology helps the wine maker he/she still needs the, as the Germans say, ‘Fingerspitzengefuhl’. At Springfontein in Stanford, South Africa, the grapes are first manually graded (no machine can do it that good) and next the …