To dig in one's own earth, with one's own spade,
does life hold anything better?
- Beverly Nichols
About 10km from us, on the way to Kromdraai, lies the farming area of Oaktree, spreading across valleys and hills. Within kilometers are the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves, from where the Magalies River originates, which surfaces at the eye on Maloney's Eye Farm near Magaliesburg.
I pass this gate quite often on my way to Clearwater Mall, some 40km away, always just catching a glimpse of what's on the other side as I drive by. The other day I stopped and peered over the gate, taking in the lands and the track leading to, the house maybe? I did a quick outline sketch and finished it off from memory when I got home.