Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Mandela House dandelion

Last weekend I went to see Mandela House at 8115 Orlando West in Soweto. Nelson Mandela moved there in 1946 with his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase and his first son. It's now a little museum. It's a very moving place, humble, simple - but that's what makes it such a powerful place.
There isn't a garden as such, but around the house it's all brick paving - and it's here that i found the tiniest dandelion in a crack between the bricks.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Dandelions in South Africa

I'm in South Africa!
I'm here for a month on a residency - it's just outside Johannesburg out in the country with amazing and wonderful plants I've never seen before.
However, as usual i've been on the lookout for dandelions and i found a few little ones in the lawns around the house where i'm staying. I've now found quite a few in different locations and will put some more images on during this week sometime.