Owls of Kirstenbosch

Nested right at the foot of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is, among other things, an approach path for those headed up to the plateau and its reservoirs via Skeleton Gorge. But there is a lot more to Kirstenbosch than access up. For one thing, it grows only South African indigenous plants. For…

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South African Flowers

Bizarre, beautiful, maybe simple, often exquisitely complex, at times shy and others outrageously loud, whether orchids or carnivores, these are the flowers and plants of the Western Cape. They are the fynbos, part of the Cape floral kingdom, smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms but also the richest per area unit. Most shots were…

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Reciprocity failure

Leaving home a touch before sunset and only then heading towards Stanley Park was a smart move. Daylight was shifting slowly but steadily into a lower spectrum, yawning lazily while putting its night gown on. Afternoon heat had given way to a pleasant, perfumed evening gentleness. I found myself going against the human tide washing…

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