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This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Windpomp in the Karoo

Ink sketch and watercolour on Amedeo 200gsm 

A depiction of a ‘windpomp’ (windmill) in the Karoo. They are such a part of our countryside here in South Africa and they play a specially important part in dry areas like the Karoo where both humans and animals are very dependent on them for water. 

These windmills extract the life blood of the earth and it is usually poured into a cement dam close-by the windpomp. Many farm children swim in these cement dams on sweltering days and I have seen flocks of Egyptian Geese taking a quick, cool dip on their way to somewhere.


  1. wonderful painting and thank you for the information too, I can almost feel the heat and dryness!

    1. Thanks ever so much Sharon, lovely to see you here! Popped over and joined your blog, just LOVE your garden bird sketches! And no, you will NEVER bore me (and I'm sure others) with your lovely paintings of them!

  2. Beautiful! Love how you allowed the scenery to show through the blades of the windmill! Lovely and delicate.

    1. Aaah, thank you kindly for your lovely words Veronica, great that you like this!


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