Looking down towards the harbour. the pink and gold clouds were massing over the distant Durbanville Hills. The red and white structures in the foreground are several enormous cranes which have been moved into the docks recently and are actually quite an eye-catching element in the landscape. No idea why they've suddenly appeared. The regrettable grey structure slap-bang in the centre of the picture is a shopping centre (fair enough) with a block of apartments above - why oh why and where were the city planners? This is a fairly old building but apartment blocks are springing up all over the city bowl area, often with little regard for beautiful views.
A little later, from the verandah, I could see the last of the clouds slowly fading away behind Lion's Head.
And next thing, the velvety blue of evening was upon us and the frail silvery moon was rising above the delicate tracery of the pine trees across the road.