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The manor house on Groot Constantia is on the oldest wine estate in South Africa and provincial heritage site in the suburb of Constantia in Cape Town, South Africa. “Groot” in Dutch and Afrikaans translates as “great” in English. Wikipedia


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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Toys for kids or adults

Model cars have been produced for almost as long as real automobiles. IMG_0683Built to scale in great detail out of materials like wood, resin, tin, steel, cast iron, and plastic, collectible model cars run the the complete range from the commonplace to the exotic.IMG_0685

The major difference between model cars and toy cars is that model cars are scaled and detailed meticulously, whereas pure toy cars tend to be improperly proportioned and lack attention to detail. Highly detailed models have been made for almost every type of vehicle.IMG_0686

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Bucket List

Nancy Merrill’s Challenge for this week is to share a photo or two of accomplishing a bucket list item or that what you want to accomplish in the future.

Just about everything on my bucket list involves some kind of travelling .

Here are some of the places that have been on my bucket list……


These are a few of the items still on my list:

*To see an aurora which is a natural light display in the sky.

Pictures of the aurora australis

Photo: Wikipedia

*And to  float high above the ground, to have a spectacular, uninterrupted view of the gorgeous countryside below.

Photo credit : http://www.atctravel.co.za/

* to travel to Egypt to see the pyramids

Photo: Wikipedia

* and to visit Scotland

Photograph of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands

Floral Friday : September bush

Polygala myrtifolia

Indigenous to South Africa  polygalas are easy-to-grow, low maintenance and water wise plants that provide a dazzling display for many months of the year.IMG_4075There are about 600 Polygala species that occur in temperate and warm regions all over the world. Of that, 88 species are specifically indigenous to southern Africa, occurring mainly in the fynbos region of the Western Cape.IMG_4073

Polygala myrtifolia is a common, widespread pioneer shrub with pretty mauve flowers on and off throughout the year with a peak in spring, hence the names Augustusbossie and September bush.IMG_4074

Polygala myrtifolia occurs naturally from the Bokkeveld Mountains near Clanwilliam in the Western Cape to Kwazulu-Natal. Along this wide distribution area changing from winter to summer rainfall, it is commonly found growing on dunes, rocky slopes, in forests, along streams, in scrub and open grassland.IMG_4076IMG_4072