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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Flowers of the veld.

When you get right down to ground level one is amazed at the biodiversity of the African veld. Hundreds of flowers, some only a few millimeters in size other quite large. Almost every flower hosts insects of some kind even the tiniest.

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White cosmos, not an indigenous flower but brought here during the Anglo-Boer war, 1899 - 1903, with feed for the British horses.



From the end of February to the beginning of May these flowers bloom in their thousands and in all the colours of the rainbow.


This little flower is about as big as my thumb nail, if not smaller.


This yellow flower is a bit bigger than the one above. If you enlarge the picture you will see a tiny wasp and a shadow of a small beetle on the petal right on top.


I photographed this flower late yesterday afternoon, the flower seems to glow with an inner light.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Views of Africa.

All these photos were taken within an hour of each other.

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Invasive plant, but an African Jewel!


Wide open spaces !.


View 2.


In this expanse you find these jewels!


Wide African skies.


Almost a Japanese water color


Last of the day.