The Karoo is a hauntingly beautiful place. A lot of people may find it boring but most see a beauty that is often described differently by every person. Wide open spaces with blue skies above, a couple of sheep grazing on the sparse green grass around a wind pump filled cement dam, late winter aloes in bloom with a Karoo koppie in the background, farm workers' children playing in the dust close to a flat roof worker's house, somebody walking down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere and so I can go on. The scene in the picture was taken in the Karoo just north of the Zuurberg Pass. In the background is the 150 year old Ann's Villa.