It was quite a scramble to the top of the ravine. A network of tree roots and loose scree kept us on our toes as we wended our way through the cool of the forest. A fine cascade of water whispered down the rock face, moistening the glistening moss. To the left and fairly high up we spotted the red disas, wild orchids which have a short flowering season. We felt lucky, usually they flower in February and already they are in bloom. The cool of the Afromontane was a treat for a summer’s morning with the temperature rising and the wind picking up, to be embowered by the shade and the towering trees. Indigenous trees, gnarled and twisted; some adapted to lateral growth before turning upwards to reach the light.