After the rain

See also previous posting (The hidden power of H2O). An impression:

A traditional Stanfordian Gable

Cape Dutch Architecture is a collective noun for the early settlers architecture in the Western Cape, South Africa. Less known is that individual towns and villages characterized/personalized the gables. A kind of branding one could say. The gable in this picture is the traditional Stanford one. I photographed it early this morning.

La Pintade …

… is French for Guinea-flowl. This one is a special (light colored) breed and we met her on a farm near Barrydale in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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?