"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Monday 7 February 2011

What a beautiful world...

I awoke this morning to an inversion layer.

When that happens the village where I live blossoms, like a rose covered in dew, just starting to unfurl it's petals, in order for all to admire the beauty it is about to become.

This is the view I saw at 8.00a.m.

A whisp of mist escaped the cloud,
and swirled around a single fishing boat in the bay

RMan and I had to collect some materials for the business which involved travelling along one of the most scenic routes in the world.  This is what we saw from the other side of the mist...

The view from Chapman's Peak drive - looking over the
Sentinel Mountain, at the entrance to the bay,
towards South America.
The Sentinel and Karbonkelberg (Boil Mountain)
(the two mountains in the centre of the photo)
almost look superimposed and surreal.

Our village is just behind the fog - you can
see the main ocean fog bank behind
Klein Leeukoppie (Little Loin's Head) mountain
I ask you - how can anyone not want to help this beautiful planet?  How dare we take it for granted?  Who do we think we are?

We are fleeting, transitory beings who inhabit our litttle space for such a brief moment in time when taken in the grand context of the life of this planet thus far.  What right have we to be the cause of any alteration / destruction / self-centered monetary gain at the expense of Mother Earth?

These photo's are, to me, a perfect example of why we need to consider our impact on this planet and the eco footprint we leave behind when we physically depart this amazing place called Earth.

And, Oh - what a wonderful view to start the week with - I am so blessed :-)

Update: 7.00 p.m.

Still hanging around LOL - absolutely stunning...

Sunset is in an hour's time


  1. I 100% agree with you Dani. And the worst part is we have done all our destruction in the last 100 years. Such a short amount of time to do so much evil.

  2. Beautiful photos! YES...what a wonderful, wonderful world we live in. Thanks for this post to help remind us :o)))

  3. Jane - yes - it doesn't take long to really mess things up...

    Ezrablu - you're welcome :-)

    Heidi - :-)

  4. I think if we love and consider fellow man, then it stands to reason that we will look after our planet in the process.

  5. Dino - couldn't have put it better myself :-)

  6. Those photos are incredibly beautiful and I could not agree more with your thoughts on this planet and its inhabitants.

  7. Mr H - Thank you. Hopefully those of us who care enough can start a snowball rolling...?


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