(Napier, Western Cape, South Africa)
Protea species are part if the endemic ‘Fynbos’ of the Western Cape in south Africa. They won’t grow anywhere else in the world despite several attempts. It also explains why proteas are one of the main export products of South Africa.
It’s Autumn in South Africa and with that begins the flower season of the aloes in the Winter rainfall areas such as the Western Cape.
Every agricultural village has its own silos. Napier in the Overberg district in the Western Cape, South Africa is not an exception.
All made in McGregor in the Western Cape, South Africa and exported on a global scale to specialised retailers and private collectors.
And all designed and handmade by Lorraine Piers and her small team. Lorraine Piers is also known under her brand name ‘The African Queen’.
The mandalas are made of toilet rolls and the main materials for the chandeliers are dried seedpods and beads.
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Although this is not the flower season of fynbos (endemic to the Western Cape, South Africa which is a winter rainfall area) there are still interesting plants to picture during an evening stroll through the ‘fynbos.
ESKOM, the South African electricity provider, is known for its load shedding. Since 1994 when the ANC took over the reigns in South Africa there was hardly any maintenance, replacements of generators, etc. and certainly no vision; just politics and ‘looting’. On local level ESKOM engineers could not even straighten our the poles, etc. Since a few years there is a new management at ESKOM trying to repossess what was stolen and working on updating the present infrastructure including the introduction of alternative energy sources such as wind and solar (instead of coal).
Wishing all a peaceful Christmas and a Happy 2021.
Pictured (with added graphics) is the old church (named: ‘Pro Christo’) somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.
(The Overberg is a region in the Western Cape, South Africa)
(Pictured at the ‘Pirate Golf Course’ at Benguela Cove along the Botrivier Lagoon in the Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa)