The Fairest Cape

The mountain

The Sentinel Hout Bay
The Sentinel Hout Bay

 

 

 

My help is in the mountain

Where I take myself to heal

The earthly wounds

That people give to me.

I find a rock with sun on it

And a stream where the water runs gentle

And the trees which one by one give me company.

So must I stay for a long time

Until I have grown from the rock

And the stream is running through me

And I cannot tell myself from one tall tree.

Then I know that nothing touches me

Nor makes me run away.

My help is in the mountain

That I take away with me.

(from Hollering Sun, 1972 

Nancy Wood 1936-2013)

 

 

 

 

Jonkershoek
Jonkershoek

 

 

Hout Bay
Hout Bay

 

 

Table Mountain from Devil's Peak
Table Mountain from Devil’s Peak

 

 

 

 

Castle Rock from Kirstenbosch Gardens
Castle Rock from Kirstenbosch Gardens