It will have taken a while.

Between the Brooklyn move and the South African groove, this blog has been in near hibernation. But let this be the end, or rather the beginning. We are still working on the place, but after gardening, interior design, unpacking and braaing, there usually remains a moment to work on the 3,600 pictures I brought back, and that excludes Marie’s own gems.

Fear not, these will be sifted down to a couple dozen ‘acceptables’, and sprinkled over a few stories.

For now, a glimpse of the Namaqualand spring, quite unique.

A yellow mongoose works the flower field – Namaqualand National Park