Wildlife Weekend Greetings from The Overberg

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Overberg artists well presented in groups exhibition in Wellington

Proportional many artists from the Overberg participate in the ‘Angels, Demons and Gargoyles’ exhibition in the Breytenbach Gallery in Wellington. The exhibition opens this Saturday 26 November at 11AM and lasts until Mid-January. Overberg artists are, amongst others, Niel Jonker (Baardskeerdersbos), Lawrence and Cathy Brennon (Hermanus) and Herman van Bon and Frans Mulder (Napier).

 

Eco Building ….

Free demonstration of how to do during the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route

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This weekend BBos Art Route …

… in Baardskeerdersbos.

Oldest official art route of South Africa.

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Weekend Greetings from Baardskeerdersbos

And don’t forget to visit the BBos Art Route this weekend 1 and 2 October ..

Weekend Greetings from the Overberg

Bottled And Guarded The Overberg Story

A poem by J’burg based writer/poet Jenny Santiago written in 2014:

Still your mind … Delight,
Contrasts and wonder.
Take your time, do not hurry –
Reflect and ponder.

Let your soul run free,
Filled with nature’s glory.
As Land, Mountains and Sea,
Now reveals the Overberg’s Story.

Landscapes painted – Green, Gold,
Plush red, yellow and brown.
Fynbos, Wildflowers, Cone bushes,
Sunlit Canola field, cascade down.

Rugged Mountain ranges,
Two giants colliding in open sea.
Memories of yesteryear, Ship wrecks –
Guarded treasures, you’re now the trustee.

Myriad of small little towns for you to seer.
Grabouw, Caledon, now in Napier,
An unlikely man builds a giant sundial here.
Stars and shadows of the sun his only teacher.

Bredasdorp, Aniston, down to L’Agulhas and Struisbaai,
Two towns separated by a bend called Spookdraai.
Where the ghosts of a man and young woman are said to roam.
Spirits of discontented souls, shipwrecks once their home.

L’Agulhas, place where the wind is molded and made,
Agaze you watch, Indian and Atlantic’s constant crusade.
Slanting rocks, resembling a thousand needles.
Windswept, rugged, beautiful, a lighthouse its steeple.

West of Elim – East of Gans Bay lays Baardskeerdersbos,
Named after a spider causing you hair loss.
While you sleep it prays on your hair.
Popular myth? Spend the night in open air.

Thank you Overberg for sharing your Story.
Souls now filled with beauty and glory.
We will meet again, place of guarded treasures.
An experience beyond all measures.