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    1. 1. MENUphotographs since 2003
    2. 2. Ormonde landscape with sheep
    3. 3. Evening light on the Paardeberg hills28th March 2013
    4. 4. A row of bluegums, Ormonde, Darling22nd March 2013
    5. 5. Evening on the Sea Point beachfront13th March 2013
    6. 6. Southern double-collared sunbird hen enjoying an evening cocktail26th February 2013
    7. 7. A chase of gulls in the V&A Waterfront 21st February 2013A chase of gulls in the V&A Waterfront21st February 2013
    8. 8. A grey heron contemplates breakfast14th February 2013
    9. 9. A False Bay fishing boat brings home the catch6th February 2013
    10. 10. A view from Delaire’s vineyards, down the Banhoek valley to the smoke of the Franschhoek fires31st January 2013
    11. 11. Setting sun over Noordhoek Beach – from the market at Cape Point Vineyards23rd January 2013
    12. 12. The view across Pringle Bay towards Gordon’s Bay16th January 2013
    13. 13. A pair of black oystercatchers, Pringle Bay10th January 2013
    14. 14. South Africas national flower, a young Protea cynaroides, the King Protea19th December 2012
    15. 15. One of the joys of summer: an early morning walk on the beach13th December 2012
    16. 16. Evening view from Cape Point Vineyards to Noordhoek and Kommetjie, with tree6th December 2013
    17. 17. Dandelions blowing in the wind30th November 2012
    18. 18. The Buitenverwachting owl22nd November 2012
    19. 19. Antique outbuilding and a view to the dam at Vergenoegd15th November 2012
    20. 20. Sunset at Three Anchor Bay8th November 2012
    21. 21. Southern double-collared sunbird hen1st November 2012
    22. 22. A weaver couple inspecting the new nest he has just built"I told you I wanted a second bathroom!“24th October 2012
    23. 23. Two Aloe Ferox (Bergaalwyn or Bitteraalwyn) and Agave (Garingboom) in flower on the rocks at Clifton18th October 2012
    24. 24. Cape Town harbour and Table Mountain, late evening10th October 2012
    25. 25. Ducks in the Avondale vineyards, controlling the snails4th October 2012
    26. 26. Three seagulls playing in stormy waves off Sea Point28th September 2012
    27. 27. Fishermen on the rocks at Bantry Bay, near Sea Point21st September2012
    28. 28. A riot of Spring flowers at Groote Post, Darling13th September 2012
    29. 29. A still life in Peter & Yvonne Bayly’s farmhouse kitchen, Calitzdorp10th September 2012
    30. 30. Mount Currie, viewed from Peacehaven farm near Kokstad in the early morning30th August 2012
    31. 31. Waterblomme – a traditional South African ingredient in dishes like Waterblommetjie bredie23rd August 2012
    32. 32. A trawler battling a storm off Sea Point15th August 2012
    33. 33. Bees enjoying the bounty of a blooming protea9th August 2012
    34. 34. A view, from Protea Hill farm’s hilltop, of Quoin Rock wine estate2nd August 2012
    35. 35. An Egyptian goose flying home through late evening rain26th July 2012
    36. 36. A chilly evening in the Alfred Dock, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town12th July 2012
    37. 37. The view over Muratie’s early winter vineyards to the Simonsberg28th June 2012
    38. 38. Lord of all he surveys: Bruno the boerbul looking over the Breede River Valley21st June 2012
    39. 39. Flooded accommodation in the Breede River at Rivierzicht, near Robertson14th June 2012
    40. 40. A twilight view across Table Bay to the Tygerberg7th June 2012
    41. 41. The V&A Waterfront’s Jolly Roger pirate boat and a Sea Point sunset31st May 2012
    42. 42. A most interesting bug with huge antennae24th May 2012
    43. 43. A pair of African spoonbills, looking for lunch17th May 2012
    44. 44. Buitenverwachting’s magnificent avenue of ancient oaks3rd May 2012
    45. 45. Lion’s Head on a wintry day, from Cape Town docks3rd May 2012
    46. 46. A country road in the Hemel en Aarde Valley26th April 2012
    47. 47. A different kind of bird: A Bell Huey collecting water to fight a fire on Signal Hill19th April 2012
    48. 48. This Hartlaub’s gull was having a great time catching waves on Hout Bay beach17th April 2012
    49. 49. The Sentinel & Hout Bay from the pool deck, Chapman’s Peak hotel9th April 2012
    50. 50. Night fishing in the new harbour, Hermanus29th March 2012
    51. 51. A Hartlaub’s gull at the V&A Waterfront22nd March 2012
    52. 52. Looking down over the vineyards to the Atlantic from Cape Point Vineyards’ lawn15th March 2012
    53. 53. Vergelegen and its ancient camphor trees at midnight1st March 2012
    54. 54. A gourmet squirrel enjoying lunch in the Company’s gardens, Cape Town1st March 2012
    55. 55. View towards the Banhoek valley from the terrace, Delaire Graff Estate23rd February 2012
    56. 56. Another of our ponds dragonflies16th February 2012
    57. 57. Queen Mary 2 in Cape Town harbour8th February 2012
    58. 58. Water lily buds with dragonfly2nd February 2012
    59. 59. A farm, Hemel en Aarde Valley, late afternoon 26th January 2012
    60. 60. A malachite sunbird with agapanthus flowers, Hemel en Aarde valley19th January 2012
    61. 61. Vineyards and mountains, from Jardine on Jordan 12th January 2012
    62. 62. Saronsberg5th January 2012
    63. 63. Buitenverwachting owl14th December 2011
    64. 64. Central Cape Town and Table Bay at night from Table Mountain’s lower Cable stationWhen we see the “hat” of cloud on Lion’s Head (left), we know we’ll have rain in 24 hours8th December 2011
    65. 65. A grey heron taking off, Umgeni Estuary 30th November 2011
    66. 66. The view from Bontevlei towards the Helderberg24th November 2011
    67. 67. Feeding koi – a swirl of light and water16th November 2011
    68. 68. Fields and trees at the foot of the mountains near Ashton10th November 2011
    69. 69. A moorhen with her chicks27th October 2011
    70. 70. An early 20th Century house in Robertson20th October 2011
    71. 71. Laborie manor house and vineyards, with the Afrikaanse Taalmonument on the hill above it13th October 2011
    72. 72. A weaver building his nest at Durbanville Hills6th October 2011
    73. 73. A small house on an Overberg farm near Napier29th September 2011
    74. 74. A grey heron taking off from a treetop22nd September 2011
    75. 75. Joe’s Corner Shop in Durban’s Victoria Street Market15th September 2011
    76. 76. A grey heron in the Durban Botanic Garden8th September 2011
    77. 77. Two delightful aliens: A grey squirrel in a Franschhoek oak1st September 2011
    78. 78. Franschhoek mountains25th August 2011
    79. 79. A seagull taking off, Sea Point beachfront19th August 2011
    80. 80. Enjoying the winter sun on Hout Bay beach10th August 2011
    81. 81. A small bird, enjoying the last rays of the sun4th August 2011
    82. 82. Sunset from our deck, Sea Point28th July 2011
    83. 83. Basse Provence, Franschhoek22nd July 2011
    84. 84. Mouille Point Lighthouse with Signal Hill in the background14th July 2011
    85. 85. Gulls bathing in a pond in Green Point Park7th July 2011
    86. 86. Trees and Vineyards under a winter sky at Durbanville Hills30th June 2011
    87. 87. Time Ball Tower on the ridge above the V&A Waterfront, and Dock House, which is now part of the Queen Victoria Hotel23rd June 2011
    88. 88. Sea Point beachfront in the calm before the storm16th June 2011
    89. 89. Winter vineyards in the Durbanville hills9th June 2011
    90. 90. The view to Lion’s Head from Oudekraal on a wintry day2nd June 2011
    91. 91. The Wheel of Excellence, V&A Waterfront, on a damp evening26th May 2011
    92. 92. Pulling in the trek net on Paternoster beach, West Coast19th May 2011
    93. 93. A praying mantis on one of our pond’s plants12th May 2011
    94. 94. The Victoria Basin at the V&A Waterfront, from Meloncino’s balcony5th May 2011
    95. 95. An oxbow bend in the Breede River, near Swellendam28th April 2011
    96. 96. A dragonfly (actual length ±4cm) laying eggs in our pond21st April 2011
    97. 97. The barrel maturation cellar at Waterford wine estate, Stellenbosch14th April 2011
    98. 98. The manor house at Allée Bleue, near Franschhoek, with its skyscraper palms7th April 2011
    99. 99. Hout Bay in the morning, from Chapman’s Peak Drive29th March 2011
    100. 100. Cape fur seal, Kalk Bay harbour18th March 2011
    101. 101. Longfin tuna, just off the boat at Kalk Bay harbour10th March 2011
    102. 102. Evening light across the Breede River Valley, from Fraai Uitzicht2nd March 2011
    103. 103. Trees in the late evening, Hemel en Aarde Valley24th February 2011
    104. 104. A European Starling near the Old harbour in Hermanus 16th February 2011
    105. 105. Waterblommetjies in the late afternoon light10th February 2011
    106. 106. A bee and windflowers4th February 2011
    107. 107. Mongooses, Betty’s Bay26th January 2011
    108. 108. The first new blue water lily in our pond18th January 2011
    109. 109. A hot, windy summer day in Gansbaai harbour13th January 2011
    110. 110. Gabriëlskloof7th January 2011
    111. 111. The wonder of Christmas reflected in a little girl’s face: Izzy (Isabella) Sutton at Kirstenbosch Carols22nd December 2010
    112. 112. A seagull flying into the Cape’s legendary South-Easter14th December 2010
    113. 113. Lunchtime at Mzoli’s, Gugulethu9th December 2010
    114. 114. Three Hartlaub’s gulls settling down for the night3rd December 2010
    115. 115. A yacht heads past The Sentinel en route to Hout Bay harbour in the late afternoon24th November 2010
    116. 116. A hang glider flying round Signal Hill17th November 2010
    117. 117. Evening view from our favourite Clifton rocks, across Camps Bay toward Oudekraal10th November 2010
    118. 118. November sunset, Sea Point4th November 2010
    119. 119. The manor house, Boschendal31st October 2010
    120. 120. Family fun in the Lourens River, Somerset West21st October 2010
    121. 121. Apple blossom in a Hathersage orchard14th October 2010
    122. 122. Buitenverwachting owl7th October 2010
    123. 123. The original Boschendal cellar, home to the Boschendal restaurant30th September 2010
    124. 124. A dragonfly on a weed in our pond22nd September 2010
    125. 125. Children playing in the shallows of the Lourens River on Hathersage Farm, Somerset West16th September 2010
    126. 126. Lesser (or Southern) double-collared sunbird hen in the Ramskop Nature Reserve, Clanwilliam9th September 2010
    127. 127. The inner half of the Victoria Basin, V&A Waterfront2nd September 2010
    128. 128. Black backed gulls on Strandfontein beach, waiting for the storm26th August 2010
    129. 129. Strandfontein beach, Cape West coast17th August 2010
    130. 130. The manor house at Rickety Bridge, Franschhoek11th August 2010
    131. 131. Cormorants in Simon’s Bay, from Boulders5th August 2010
    132. 132. Graham Beck’s Madeba vineyards near Robertson29th July 2010
    133. 133. A fine winter’s morning at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town21st July 2010
    134. 134. The Hex River Valley in winter15th July 2010
    135. 135. Cape Town Stadium, Green Point, just before semi-final kickoff – Holland vs Uruguay8th July 2010
    136. 136. Willows and winter vines, Delvera, Stellenbosch1st July 2010
    137. 137. The Dutch embassy in Cape Town, decorated for the World Cup24th June 2010
    138. 138. Southern (lesser) double-collared sunbird feasting on Quando’s red hot pokers near Bonnievale17th June 2010
    139. 139. Stellenboschkloof through the window of the Overgaauw tasting room10th June 2010
    140. 140. Gazanias and palms on a fine autumn day in Camps Bay2nd June 2010
    141. 141. Elim, the picturesque village near the southern tip of Africa – centre of the coolest wine production area on the continent27th May 2010
    142. 142. The approach of winter brings a special quality to the play of evening light on the sea20th May 2010
    143. 143. Table Mountain under a winter sky13th May 2010
    144. 144. Sunset clouds and a container ship off Camps Bay5th May 2010
    145. 145. Moon and evening clouds over Jonkershoek and Glenelly’s autumn vineyards29th April 2010
    146. 146. Late autumn in Sea Point: holiday snap on the beach21st April 2010
    147. 147. Evening shadows on Thelema vineyards, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch14th April 2010
    148. 148. Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, through a door at Bloemendal restaurant, Durbanville8th April 2010
    149. 149. Two Hartlaub’s gulls, taking off from a beachfront fence30th March 2010
    150. 150. The road from Delheim to Muratie25th March 2010
    151. 151. Seagull and evening clouds17th March 2010
    152. 152. The Ataraxia “tasting lounge”, Hemel en Aarde Valley10th March 2010
    153. 153. An oil rig – a common sight from Sea Point’s beachfront24th February 2010
    154. 154. Stellenboschkloof over the dam from Jordan’s cellar18th February 2010
    155. 155. Warwick Professor Black sauvignon blanc on ice11th February 2010
    156. 156. Overberg landscape through a Dassiesfontein door4th February 2010
    157. 157. A hadeda ibis on the roof – evening in Sea Point28th January 2010
    158. 158. Evening view from Clifton past Oudekraal20th January 2010
    159. 159. The magical play of light on water and fish13th January 2010
    160. 160. Buitenverwachting vineyard and manor house, late afternoon6th January 2010
    161. 161. Carols by candlelight, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens22nd December 2009
    162. 162. Summer picnic view of Clifton beaches and Lions Head, 8.30pm17th December 2009
    163. 163. The new Cape Town football stadium, nearing completion10th December 2009
    164. 164. Freshly picked Swiss chard and tomatoes from our garden2nd December 2009
    165. 165. Children at play – Voor Paardeberg Wine Festival26th November 2009
    166. 166. A view to the Hottentots Holland Mountains, under a leaden sky, from Voor Paardeberg vineyards20th November 2009
    167. 167. A swallow feeding babies in the Annandale cellar12th November 2009
    168. 168. Sunset from the Sea Point beachfront5th November 2009
    169. 169. A view through the window – Hempies du Toit’s delightfully rustic Annandale cellar29th October 2009
    170. 170. Diagonal road near Genadendal, with beehives16th July 2003
    171. 171. Basse Provence3rd July 2003
    172. 172. Evening, Gansbaai Harbour25th June 2003
    173. 173. Old harbour man St Helena Bay11th June 2003
    174. 174. Clouds near Goedgedacht4th June 2003
    175. 175. Winter clouds near Kloovenberg, Riebeeck West29th May 2003
    176. 176. Fords Butchery, Bristol 189011th April 2003
    177. 177. 15th March 2003
    178. 178. Saturday demo3rd March 2003
    179. 179. 21st February 2003
    180. 180. The first picture was in the 6th issue2nd February 2003
    181. 181. All these photographs were taken by John Ford and have been used in MENU, the Main Ingredient newsletter. They are all © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus cc Cameras used were Nikon D5100 since July 2011 Nikon D40 from November 2007 Nokia N8 Smartphone Canon S1 IS March 2005 to October 2007 when it packed up Nikon F55 from March 2002 to November 2004, when it was stolen

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