Spring is such a great time to take photos in Cape Town. You can walk down almost any road and you will find hundreds of little yellow and while flowers growing in every field, and out of every crack in every pavement.
When the sun hides away, the flowers seem to mysteriously disappear, but as soon as the sum comes out, they burst forth in a bright symphony of colour. Above is a lone yellow flower, growing in the grass, and below a yellow field bursting forth with colour.
The Arum Lily is one of those flowers that appears almost overnight all over Cape Town in winter. Ground that was just tall grass and fynbos suddenly comes alive with fields and fields of these large and sturdy flowers.
They are big and beautiful, and they last for ever. Please note that it is illegal to pick arum lilies 50m from a road and you need permission from the land owner. Most arums for sale in our city are picked and sold illegally.
These shots were take on the side of Baden Powell drive. Just drive down the road and you will see them everywhere.
Today was not a very inspiring day, so here is a simple pic of our national flower, the protea.
On Sunday I posted a picture of a lovely summers day, and just two days later, we are having some rather unexpected rain in Cape Town. This Cape Honeysuckle in my garden seems to be enjoying the rain.