Category Archives: Travel
For hundreds of kilometers in the North West of the country, this aloe was flowering in the veld, its orange-red inflorescence heads taking a different route to its many cousin species who hold their flowers high-and-mighty in the air. This … Continue reading
That’s for sure. Does it help if I tell you that the vernacular name for the pale yellow/greenish cups is “pietsnot’?
The old flag of orange, white and blue, is melted and smeared over the land – as it should be. Ons vir jou, Suid Afrika…
From a walk in the Namakwa Park
No! Drifts of white flowers in the dips of the Namakwa National Park. Note the tiny flashes of orange and yellow which are stray flowers from the sunny banks above, solid in orange daisies. See?
En route to Witsand in the Northern Cape, I entered this unassuming shop and fell into an entrancement. Give me this any day compared to the mall up the hill from my home!
Each trip adds another facet. How happy I was to find a flowering Halfmens in the Goegap Nature Reserve. I remember how we searched to find this weird plant in the Richtersveld a year or so ago…and the first … Continue reading
Two graveyards. One bedecked in flowers every year in the Namakwa National Park, an exuberant commemoration once the living have long forgotten you (despite the inscriptions). The dead in these anonymous graves in the Karoo National Park are not that … Continue reading
A tree-creature, a treeture, laden with heavy blossoms, still manages to remain pert, looking around with a delicate curiosity at the world around it. Can anybody identify what type of tree this is? (Growing close to Niewehoudtville, West Coast)