About a week ago we were in the garden centre picking up this 'n that and came across this lovely hibiscus. It was completely in bud then without any open flowers; however, we thought that we could make out that the blooms would be yellow. What we did not guess was that they would have a virus, causing peculiar markings on their petals. We actually find the aberrant markings charming. We recently had a VOC weekend here. One of the highlights was the Half Moon replica which sailed around the corner and dropped anchor in the external harbour. The ship is interesting to see of course, but what drew the crowds was the firing of the canon on the hour. There were adults present, but it was the bairns that really liked the noise. This year (summer) we are celebrating our city in the "Golden Century" (the 1600's), and the promoters have made this short city promo: There is always something going on in the city. Soon the friday evening historical walks will begin again. I especially enjoy these.