August 26, 2016August 2, 2017 Flower power Spring punches in with a showy carpet of thick daisies here at Postberg (West Coast National Park) in the Western Cape. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
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It looks like snow!
It does! It’s strange though there’s a warp and weft to the fields, a topside and underside and when the wind blows it’s gorgeous to see the underskirts 🙂
Thanks Sheila – i like the superlative 🙂
Ah, now this is something I really wish I had seen.
Me too! 🙂
(Are you up very early or rather late, Jude?) 😉
A trip back to visit old haunts and flower fields?
I suspect my Africa days are past Liz, good memories though.
Your beautiful photos are very convincing that we really should tackle the long road to the West Coast one flower season, Liz!
Highly recommended! Especially the backroutes – Kamieskroon, Leliefontein.
Beautiful carpet of flowers Liz, that is something I have been wanting to see in our Western Australia after rain, but has so far eluded me, you have been blessed with a wonderful show:-)
Yes, it’s uplifting – a celebratory event. I have seen pics of Western Australia’s flowers – similar climate and flower ecology. Hope you get there.
There is a place in India, I have often thought of visiting. It is called The Valley Of The Flowers
Thanks for the mention, i googled the Valley of the Flowers. The geographic details read so lyrically, and the hidden sanctuaries, with Nanda Devi sounding like a mountainous deity.
Oh, i have been contemplating whether or not to go there. It is supposed to be very beautiful indeed
What a sight, I can’t imagine seeing so many. I think we have those, we call them osteospermum and a little plant would be about £8!
I was reading up on the daisy family – comprising some 25, 000 species distributed through the world!! There’re definitely osteospermum – so thick this year there’s hardly a gap in the fields. The mind boggles to think of the value of those fields at 8 pounds a shot!
What a WONDERFUL display!
The daisies are very extravagant this year – stealing the show. Getting to see other species takes some spotting, really need to get down and close-up. The babiana and laperouisa are also coming up now. Pretty species.
This is absolutely magnificent!!
Thank you Dina – a magic carpet shot through with nature’s abundance 🙂
That must be amazing to see in person – breathtaking!
Breathtaking yes! Makes the heart sing 🙂
I can just imagine it!
What a welcome sight, in the spring. Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is wrapping up and things are taking on a rather brownish complexion. Still, lots of beautiful late summer/fall wild flowers.
Beautiful, like a smooth delicate carpet! Made my morning colorful. 🙂
Love to get this kind of feedback, thanks Nandini 🙂
This is so beautiful!!
It’s a bumper year, i’ve never seen the flowers this thick. It’s well worth a visit.
Thanks Jacques; it’s a bumper year up there on the West Coast. Quite the most thickest carpet i’ve seen.
Oh my, how absolutely wonderful! We never have such abundance here in spring or any season!
Isn’t it interesting how mother nature responds in different environments! Not least that the country here is in the grip of the worst drought in 100 years. We had rain in early autumn and this was enough get the seeds growing into this bumper showing.
It is indeed fantastic – and beautiful!
Glorious sights and stunning photographs.
It was quite the most dazzling of extravaganzas this year! Isn’t nature awesome?
Now THAT’s a floral carpet! We keep joking about having carpets of flowers, but they are no-where near these photos.. This is amazing. 🙂 Australian’s plant lots of African daisies in garden beds, so I am used to seeing these flowers in small patches, neatly trimmed for the space.
🙂 yes the daisies really put on a show this year!