Thursday, June 26, 2008

A New Vegetable

We recently discovered a new food called "waterblommetjie", which means "water flowers" and is pronounced roughly VAHT-er-BLUM-ik-kee. They grow wild in fresh water on the Cape penninsula. These waterblommetjie fell into a pot of soup shortly after this picture was taken.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

In Good Company

This garden has been a garden since 1652, when employess of the Dutch East India Company planted it to help resupply passing ships. It is still known as the Company's Gardens.

This is the biggest aloe tree we've seen yet.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Up the Table

It was a clear day in Cape Town.

But it was cloudy on top of Table Mountain.

Which is where we went.

From the top, we could still see the city. Sort of.

The landscape was beautiful.

The plants were strange.

The cliffs were invisible.

The sun was occasional.

Melissa and Andy