It’s wet

The Western Cape in South Africa had during the past month twice as much rain as average and it also almost equalled to all time record of 1997. And it keeps on raining this month as well with every now and than a break between showers. But, despite the rain, the Freesias keep on flowering …

Home Sweet Home

These pictures show how millions of South Africans are housed. To avoid misunderstandings: it’s NOT the homestead of South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma. This guy has always been very privileged … 😉 …; most probably never stayed in a shack (well I did and it was quite an experience. Everything there except electricity and a …

Sea Mist moving in

This picture was shot last Tuesday afternoon at around 4 near Die Kelders in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Thanks to all …

… as this blog just passed the 20000 visits mark. That is excluding the bloggers who read my submissions via the WordPress Reader. Most of the visits are traced back to the Americas (>50%), South Africa and neighboring countries account for approx. 20 percent as does Europe. The rest is from where-ever! Thank you all! …

YouTube with Landscapes, Birds and Flowers

Especially made for those travelers and others who are curious about the area I live in: a YouTube presentation of 446 seconds with photographs of landscapes, birds and flowers in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. This is a ‘rough cut’ (with a spelling error in the title!!! 😉 which nobody has noticed yet….) and …

As close as it can get to an elephant ….

….. from a genetically point of view. Pictured is a ‘Dassie‘ whale watching in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

Rainbow Nation Clouds

This morning between 10:30 and 10:35: Rainbow Nation clouds passing Stanford in the Western Cape. Is there still hope for South Africa?

Heads of Medusae

The Euphorbia caput medusae originates from the fynbos area in the Western Cape, South Africa and is, according to scientists, most probably endemic to Table Mountain. The sap of this succulent plant is highly poisonous. The plant is also known as Heads of Medusae. It’s always a pleasure to photograph the flower heads.

Wall Painting plus

Pictured in Somerset-West (Western Cape, South Africa) while waiting until the dentist finished his  work of dental art in Yvonne’s mouth. Excellent coffee, bread rolls and of course baguette over there in the Henri Pretorius Street.

The Dunes …

… at ‘Die Kelders’ between Stanford and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa