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In a Stellenbosch Garden

One of the pleasures of South Africa is that it is so conducive to the leafy things in life. Plants grow most of the year, so even while many of the trees may be bare, there is usually enough greenery about to keep things merry, as supported by the evidence of these shots of the garden of the little place in Stellenbosch where I used to live. Of course, this amenity to growth has its faults as well. Oak trees grow too quickly in this part of the world, leaving their wood too loose and unsuitable for use in barrelling. Wine- and brandy-makers must import their barrels from abroad, adding an irritating expense. Regardless of this incidental deficiency, South Africa still manages to produce some top-notch wines.

Sara investigates the flora…

…while Petra takes in the general scene.

Previously: My bolt-hole in the Cape

This post was published on Thursday, May 13th, 2010 8:56 pm. It has been categorised under Journal Photos South Africa Stellenbosch and been tagged under , .
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  1. Sara
    17 May 2010
    12:16 pm

    I’m in your blog, I’m FAMOUS.

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