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Winter is our rainy season in the Western Cape. However, this year we experienced a severe drought. An early summer downpour midweek yielded heavier rai than any time during winter.

Enjoy the Sunday.


Patience and luck paid off. The light was almost perfect and I saw my first bee of summer.

Friday again, enjoy the day.

Our summer fire season started early this year. According to media sources a fire on the western slope of Table Mountain was caused by a controlled fir on private property above the suburb of Campsbay that got out of hand due to strong wind. Took the best part of five days to extinguish due to wind and inaccessibility of the line of fire near the summit of the mountain. Low cloud also prevented the use of helicopters to water bomb the fire at times. An hotel was also evacuated as a safety precaution. The heavy plumes of smoke reminded one of what is happening in California and made one grateful that in comparison ours was small.

Seen from the suburb of Constantia some twenty kilometres away.

Enjoy a safe and super day.

A tree that suffered winter’s wind damage.

Have a super week.

In spite of the drought we managed to save some fruit with the help of brown water before the borehole was sunk. Albeit on the small side there will be some pawpaws to harvest soon.

Enjoy a fabulous day of rest.


The South Easter almost ripping the bush apart

with the result that what looked rain coming ended in a dry day.

Enjoy a super day.

Albeit that some days it feels like winter the garden is starting to show summer is here.

The Red Hot Pokers are blooming …….

…. and the Pincushions are popping out.

Have a blessed day.


Red dawn but yielded no rain.

Enjoy a great start to the week.

The first full moon of our summer partially hidden by clouds.

Enjoy the day of rest.

As the continuing drought is slowly wiping once luscious gardens out our recently sunk borehole is now yielding good results and brown is becoming green again.

There is water!

Almost weekend.