Today’s special

This morning we first enjoyed a magnificent sunrise followed by the usual stroll through ‘Tamatie Kraal’ at the other side of the village (Napier, Western Cape, South Africa). There is some local witchcraft over there. Back via the local super market and on the way admiring the nostrils of a Lippizaner and a complaining Bach about an empty food tray. Finishing off via the local pottery and a delicious eggs & bacon at Fabio (who for the photo-opportunity lowered his face mask).

Happening

This is community spirit of the highest level during the lockdown (over 50 days now) in South Africa.

It’s happening in Napier, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

Where politics fail there are the Soup Sisters. Great initiative; widely supported by local businesses, farmers and private donations.

People helping people

The staff of one of the ‘soup kitchens’ in Nuwerus, a suburb of our village: Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.

28 Volunteers with a multicultural background are engaged in feeding about 500 of the poorest people in our village. They all are very grateful for donations from private people, businesses and the farming community of Napier. From left to right: Wilbur Adams, Johanna Jaars, Lena Volkers, Sabine Arends and Nita Arends.

Here some additional pictures of people helping people. Lockdown Humanity in the first degree:

Community spirit in lockdown times

The staff of one of the ‘soup kitchens’ in Nuwerus, a ‘suburb’ of Napier in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa.

28 Volunteers with a multicultural background are engaged in feeding about 500 of the poorest people in our village.

They all are very grateful for donations from private people, businesses and the farming community of Napier.

From left to right: Wilbur Adams, Johanna Jaars, Lena Volkers, Sabine Arends and Nita Arends.

Exhibition Haiku Photography

HAIKU DANCE:


Slow song sweetly sung

she sways gently. wishing for

his tender embrace.


Next month at the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route I will officially launch my new colourful Haiku photographs as guest artist of Liz Van Den Berg (Gyotaku prints) at Tierfontein. Baardskeerdersbos is a hamlet tucked away between Gansbaai and Bredasdorp in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

From Villiersdorp to Franschhoek

One for the wine snobs to think about … Lorries fully loaded with grapes from Villiersdorp on their way to Franschhoek on the other side of the pass in the Western Cape, South Africa. Next time when I drink a wine with a label mentioning ‘Wine of origin Franschhoek’ I won’t take that for granted….