Showing posts from July, 2013

Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam

We visited Swellendam in April.   The weather was lovely with sunshine but not to warm.   The evenings were cooler but still very nice.   The town has one of the most beautiful Dutch Reformed Churches. We took our first photos of the church Saturday evening during twilight. On Sunday morning we returned to attend the church service at 9:30.   After an interesting sermon we asked if we could look around and take a few photos of the inside*.   The inside is quite plain with wooden pews with a beautiful pulpit.   The church has a beautiful organ and pretty ceilings. *   The church is open for visitors during the week for a small fee but not on weekends.   We arrived in Swellendam at about 18:00 on Friday afternoon and were to late to see the inside. The congregation was established in 1798 and the first church building was completed in 1802. After lots of changes to the church the congregation decided to replace it with a new church.   The current church was designed by

Lately in Mossel Bay

Time has flown by.   More than 2 weeks have passed since my last post.   I have been busy at work and we did not do any traveling.   Winter also arrived in the Western Cape and we had a lot of rain and cold weather.   Every evening I want to snuggle under a blanket and relax.   Sitting at the computer to write was not a high priority. Here are some random photos from the last month. The cloudy weather makes beautiful sunrises.   I also spend some time in the garden during the last month.   We had this wall build to help with walls getting damp at the back of the house.   The retaining blocks seemed like a perfect place to plant some of herb and vegetable plants.   Emma enjoying the sunshine Another beautiful sunrise This was about 20:00 at work.   My desk was a mess from trying to complete a lot of different work before the 28 June deadline.   And everything was submitted on time. The plants have grown quite a bit and I