I took this photo at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. They used empty Coke crates to construct this Lego-like man.
I enjoy these challenges by Cee and was this week honoured to be featured in her round up.
Natal Lily, Moore’s Crinum Lily,
Crinum moorei, Afrikaans: Boslelie
Crinum moorei is a very ornamental plant native to South Africa. The long dark green leaves are arranged in rosette-shape. From the middle of the bulb stems rises up the tubular flower stem, which develop 6 to 12 flowers. The wide funnel-shaped flowers are from snow white to pink and arranged in clusters at the 80 cm tall flower stalk, which is coming lower under the weight of the flowers a little bit. The flowers are a wonderful contrast to the dark green foliage. The flowers bloom almost in the same time, but are not durable. They smell very intense and reminiscent of vanilla. The scent is stronger in the evening, where he attracts moths for pollination. The bloom time is April-June, in which the plant flowers once a year.
I took all the above photo’s at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
These are in my own garden:
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What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Once we have decided where to go and bought the tickets, we are content to arrive without plans and let whatever is on offer be our guide. Exploring every possible place and to see what the locals do is part of making the experience real.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust
1 small onion, finely chopped
200 g mushrooms, chopped
25 g butter
2 tbsp plain flour
200 ml milk
2 x 200 g bags spinach
100 ml cream
1. Heat the butter in a saucepan, then add the onion and mushrooms and cook for 5 mins until softened. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 mins, then slowly start to whisk in the milk. When it has all been incorporated, gently cook for 5 mins until the sauce has thickened.
2. Meanwhile, place the spinach in a large colander. Pour over a kettle full of boiling water until the leaves have wilted (you may have to do this twice). Place the spinach in a clean dishcloth, squeeze out any excess liquid, then roughly chop.
Stir into the sauce with the cream, gently heat, then finely grate over some nutmeg and season well.
Brown is the color of dark wood or rich soil. It is a composite color made by combining red, black and yellow.
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This week’s oddball theme: Odd to see a giant golden bunny in town!
There was quite a big display of the same in the store! Just a lot smaller!……
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