Sunday, June 30, 2013

A week in the Berg.

On the 21st of June local schools broke up for the winter holidays. We left that afternoon and returned on Friday after a lovely one week holiday in the Drakensberg Mountains.

We were expecting a very cold week, but instead enjoyed mild days with temperatures ranging from low to mid 20's (degrees Celsius). We spent our days playing miniature golf, giant chess, badminton, taking slow strolls around the resort, and just enjoying the stunning views. The evenings were quiet with milo in front of the fire and early bed times. It was just what we needed.
It's aloe season here and there were so many flowering aloes scattered on the mountains.

 As much as we love going on holiday, its always nice to get back home and back into the garden. A garden that had a very special surprise for me.
When I left last week, I had my first ever broccoli almost ready to harvest. I thought it would have a few weeks to go before it would be ready. Instead I came home to this:

Isn't it just too gorgeous? I had no idea that broccoli would bolt into such a stunning flower. I am actually glad that I didn't harvest it and got to see this. I still have a whole bunch in the office garden just starting to form heads so we won't be short of broccoli this season
And the flowers tastes great, every time I go outside I pick a few and put them in my mouth. But I must keep some so that it can go to seed and I can sow more next year.

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