After the rain in the garden

After the rain with a glimpse of the sun: 1; Boophone haemanthoides 2; Boophone haemanthoides (detail) 3; Cotyledon sp. 4; Ferocactus sp. 5; mesembranthaceae sp. 5; white flowering Iris. The Boophone haemanthoides (“Kwaslelie’) originates from Namaqualand and is fairly rare compared to the more common Boophone disticha.

It’s all white they say …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Humanity begins in your own environment was my first thought when I read about it in the Weekly Photo Challenge in the Daily Post. 20 Odd years after ‘apartheid’ there are still some barriers to overcome in South Africa. I live in Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa. This village is not an exception although the relations between people …

The learning curve

Education is extremely important; always has been. Active knowledge of 1 or two extra languages eases you to travel and experience the bigger world. Unfortunately not all people are able to get the education they deserve; partly by a lack of a good and broad accessible education system (= politics) and partly children/students are not …

The inside story of a Freesia in Black and White

Could not resist. Wrote yesterday that I’ll be back on this blog next Friday. Well … love this photo soooooo much …. etc., etc., And now I’m out!!! 😉

Top-down Approach in Black and White of a Bromelia and a Lachenellia

In reality it’s purple and white with a hint of yellow …

… but Black & White is also beautiful.

The Lost People

If people (especially the ones from outside the African Continent) are talking about South Africa the conversation is ‘Black’ and ‘White’. But what about the in-between South Africans? These are, with one foot in ancient tradition and the other in contemporary (white) society; the ‘Lost People’. The ‘Coloreds’ have their own world embedded between vague …

Black and White in the Winter Garden

It’s purple, white and a bit of yellow