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Monday, 12 November 2012

Windbreaks, flowers and other views.

Hundreds of trees have been panted on this farm over the years some as windbreaks some just for their aesthetic value. Apart from the pine trees that I photographed today there are also dozens of oak and other species of trees. 

A three row windbreak of pine trees, these trees will also provide shelter for cattle under them on cold winters nights and shade on hot days.

A long single row of pine trees stretching of into the distance to join up with another row at right angles. The grass growing here is kikuyu grass, fast growing, lush, and animals just love it, mow it and it makes a lovely lawn.

A yellow wild flower looks a bit like a daisy.

Hidden away in the grass I found these flowers. I don't know what they are called but the whole bunch was not much longer than my index finger. I need to get a book on wildflowers of Natal. 

Rich grasslands in the foreground stretching away to the hills in the distance. The amount of plant species among the grass is simply amazing, flowers of every colour of the rainbow, most of them very small.

Lone tree against the evening sky.

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

Millions of trees were planted after our "dust bowl" of the thirties. Now morons are ripping them out. We never learn.