14 September 2018
Ochna pulchra grows in open woodland and bush, and often found in Sour Veld, in sandy soils. It is common on quartzite or granite hills, mostly on the northern side of koppies. The common name Lekkerbreek is thought to refer to the brittleness of the branches or may refer to a direct translation meaning “to have a lucky break”.
It is also the tree which helped us name our beautiful home, Bahati Estates. Legend has it that if you keep of a piece of bark in your pocket, hand bag, etc, you will have “luck” … and this is what we at Bahati wish for all our guests, visitors family and friends … “good luck” … always …
The Lekkerbreek turned green this week … after a long, cold, dry winter … and this morning I noticed it flowers …
“Humans are powerful spiritual beings meant to create good on earth. This good isn’t usually accomplished in bold actions,
but in singular acts of kindness between people.
It’s the little things that count,
because they are more spontaneous and show who you truly are.”
— Dannion Brinkley