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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Spring has sprung in Namaqualand!


Picture source: www.mikelereschephoto.ifp3.com
Although winter is far from over in South Africa the Namaqualand daisy season has sprung early this year. According to this evening’s news this annual exhibition of colour promises to be one of the best ever.

Boy, how I wish I could saddle up the old horse and depart to that remote and tranquil region right now!

I dream every night about how I ‘m going to escape from the rat race in this horrid place they call Gauteng. Everybody I happen to meet in this dreadful place all seem to be totally obsessed with themselves, and with earning money (the god of this world). Nobody has time to stop and smell the flowers anymore; they’re always too busy – mostly engaged with whatever they do on their cell phones – CONSTANTLY…. It’s total madness, I tell you!

STOP, and smell some flowers…


Incidentally...
As a region Namaqualand has one of the highest percentages of Afrikaans speakers in the world, with over 95% of the population speaking the Afrikaans Language. [Source]

1 comments :

Mr Mister said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I too got sick and tired of the rat race in Sandton, Joburg and the rest of GP (Gangsta's Paradise).
I lived in one city but worked in another. I would waste 2-3 hours of my life stuck in traffic nearly every working day. Everybody's in a hurry and there's no time for niceties anymore.
I got out six years ago and moved to rural New Zealand. People still fidget with their smartphones and
iPhones but it's much safer, people are nicer and it only takes me 10 minutes to get to work and back.

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