26 October, 2012

Wildflower Wednesday for October

The roses are lovely, in our garden, in vases in our house, and scattered across the Cape Town family – but today I turn to South African glory for Wildflower Wednesday. Roughly sorted by colour, from purple, thru red and yellow, to green.  First choice is the citrus-scented Pelargonium citronellum, toothed leaves are always attractive (and smell yummy), when in bloom the flowers are delicately ornate.

citrus-scented Pelargonium citronellum

19 October, 2012

October’s choice

We are caught up in, what I hope is the last of the fierce winter rain. Port Alfred had 165 mm of rain by Thursday morning. That is six and a half inches. 

Blue sky feathered with clouds

12 October, 2012

Paradise and Roses

When I hand-water our roses, 2 five litre cans in hand,
I walk a meditative labyrinth
– circling back to the grey water tank.
All my roses come from Ludwig's Roses Winelands branch.

Edited in September 2014

1 Pushed out of Paradise
Anna in her fuchsia gown met the Black Prince (an Old Cape rose). He was first overwhelmed by her Perfume Passion, then introduced to little Apricot. A line of 3 Anna’s Red remind me how quickly three decades pass.

Pushed out of Paradise
1 Anna's Fuchsia
2 Black Prince
3 Perfume Passion
4 Anna's Apricot

04 October, 2012

Your point of view

It depends how you look at it, where you are coming from, your terms of reference. This morning young Chocolat climbed the whippy Trimeria, leapt to the gutter and onto the roof! Then managed to scramble down again, via the same tree. Later I watched him, at the base of the wall, looking up, calculating distance and trajectory. Allowing for that thorny branch between him and the top of the wall. And he sails effortlessly up, like water poured from a jug.  

Photographs and Copyright

Photographs are from Diana Studer or Jurg Studer.
My Canon PowerShot A490

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Midnight in Darkest Africa

Midnight in Darkest Africa
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