A couple more days to catch Jude’s wildflower challenge and here is a gallery of wildflowers from the Cape’s spring show. After the winter rains from about the middle of August to mid September the veld blooms in an extravagance of colour. The Namaqualand area, which is an arid region comes alive in swathes of vibrant colours, and the crowds from the city come in their droves to admire the vistas. It lifts the spirits, makes the heart sing.
15 thoughts on “Wild flowers”
Stunning, particularly the third shot ☺
Phenomenal shots you’ve captured. They bring an arid place to life, just as we see here when the rains come to outback Australia. Great post!
How beautiful! I love the orange flowers, so vibrant.
Beautiful carpet of colour Liz, it reminds me of our Western Australian wildflowers in the desert after rain, blooming for a a few weeks and then gone till the next rains.
Yes how’s that for maximising opportunity just a few weeks of splendour – time enough for pollination and for the seeds to set. What a show!
Ah, I never got to see the wonderful Namaqualand in spring. We can grow a lot of these flowers here in summer, but nothing like the impact of a landscape covered in these beautiful flowers. So grateful you included this one Liz. Many thanks 🙂
Gorgeous photos, Liz. That last one is breathtaking!
That is my favorite time for the Namaqualand.
Aren’t we lucky 😊 what a time of wondrous transformation!
Thanks, yes very much so. ..
Love that last shot with the striking orange bringing the arid land to life.
The orange is so dazzling.
What a wonderful collection of flowers! The ground coloured orange by flowers – what a sight that must have been:)
Thanks Inger – yes – those flowers have the power to make the heart sing 🙂