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 40 thoughts on “Flower power” Add yours It looks like snow! Reply 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 🙂 Reply Wow, amazing! Reply Absolutely gorgeous Reply Thanks Sheila – i like the superlative 🙂 Reply Ah, now this is something I really wish I had seen. Reply Me too! 🙂 (Are you up very early or rather late, Jude?) 😉 Reply A trip back to visit old haunts and flower fields? Reply 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! Reply Highly recommended! Especially the backroutes – Kamieskroon, Leliefontein. Reply 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:-) Reply 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. Reply Beautiful flowers There is a place in India, I have often thought of visiting. It is called The Valley Of The Flowers Reply 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. Reply 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! Reply 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! Reply What a WONDERFUL display! Reply 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. Reply This is absolutely magnificent!! Reply Thank you Dina – a magic carpet shot through with nature’s abundance 🙂 Reply That must be amazing to see in person – breathtaking! Reply Breathtaking yes! Makes the heart sing 🙂 Reply 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. Reply Beautiful, like a smooth delicate carpet! Made my morning colorful. 🙂 Reply Love to get this kind of feedback, thanks Nandini 🙂 Reply Looks stunning! Reply This is so beautiful!! Reply It’s a bumper year, i’ve never seen the flowers this thick. It’s well worth a visit. Reply Spectacular! Reply Thanks Jacques; it’s a bumper year up there on the West Coast. Quite the most thickest carpet i’ve seen. Reply Oh my, how absolutely wonderful! We never have such abundance here in spring or any season! Reply 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. Reply It is indeed fantastic – and beautiful! Glorious sights and stunning photographs. Reply It was quite the most dazzling of extravaganzas this year! Isn’t nature awesome? Reply 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. Reply 🙂 yes the daisies really put on a show this year! Reply Leave a Reply to theresagreen Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.