Wildlife in my Garden

In Search Of Little Things of Significance. As we enter our second week of isolation, our routine has established to include two daily walks around our property. Not only an opportunity to get some exercise and let the dogs romp around, it has become a quest to find new and interesting wildlife. Hidden between the various stands of vegetation, there is an incredible world of … Continue reading Wildlife in my Garden

Pink in a flash.

On a mountain plateau, harnessing wind power is an obvious strategy for plants. In the case of tumbleweeds, evolution has employed wind for seed dispersal while contracting insects for pollination. Endowed with a geophyte bulb to store reserves, the flowers erupt from the ground through a lattice of leaves, this family of plants punctuate the uniform summer landscape with vivid splashes of pink and red … Continue reading Pink in a flash.

Mesmerising Mesembryanthimun

While most visitors to South Africa are familiar with Protea and Pincushions in the Fynbos found between Cape Town and the Garden Route, the diverse range of succulents offer vivid floral colours to enhance landscape photography. Boasting structural colour incorporating a nano lattice, the petals of the Mesems are capable of reflecting up to 70% of incoming light in an array of iridescent hues. The … Continue reading Mesmerising Mesembryanthimun