Cosmos

I have a number of clients building affordable housing in the Eastern Cape. It’s still the Transkei to me. I grew up there and left before it changed so for me the name is frozen in time. 

Anyhow, we drove up through Pondoland mainly, slept over (read: drank beer) in Kokstad and the next morning headed in the direction of Matatiele. From there it was a hard beat up bad roads that seemed almost vertical until we topped the escarpment so close to Lesotho that even the local language was a dialect of what we’re used to lower down. 

On the way recent rains had brought out the wild cosmos flowers. I love these things. I caught some hurried photos and missed areas where there were literally acres of them in fallow pastures. The pics aren’t great but you get, you know, the picture. 

I just wish I had time to cast a fly. Next time…

  

  

 

  

   

 
 

  

  

  

     

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

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