Tonight is a real Highveld winter night. It’s impossible to know what I mean if you have never lived on the Highveld. Everything looks clean and sparkling. The sky is clear and navy blue, fading to a crisp blue-grey on the eastern horizon. The stars are bright and high, and the moon is full and low on the horizon. I am tempted to take my peppermint tea and laptop out into the garden to work tonight to enjoy the clarity of it all. I can’t imagine anywhere else in the world being as lovely as this, right now.
And just for the fun of it, here is a photo taken at Varsity on Friday. It is the middle of winter, and the peach trees are in blossom.