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    Painting Pictures With Words

    How much description is necessary to paint a picture of the setting in your mind while reading a book? The Winelands of the eastern Cape in unbelievably beautiful, with majestic mountains as backdrop to lush green vineyards, rolling away, but would you like pages of description? (How are some people so fortunate to live in such beautiful places?) The wine farms were established almost as soon as the Cape was settled by the Dutch in 1652. Their mission was to provide fresh food to Dutch East India ships passing around the Cape. Farms producing all sorts of crop sprang up, including grapes. The soil is rich and the climate ideal,…