Tag : Flowers

Mshelele Dam

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Ive never seen so many lilies at Mshelele dam. But who cares, it makes a lovely foreground.
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These photos are all taken at lunch time, with the bright African sun making my life difficult. So I hid behind a tree to shade the lens.
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Umkhaya Tree

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Over the last few months, I’ve taken Idunnohowmany photos of these trees, just below the top Hillside Dam and I’ve never really captured their size. So this time, I decided not to even bother, and just aim to show the tree how it appears when standing on the dam wall.

Vumba Botanical Gardens…

Some more pics of the botanical gardens

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I think it must rain a lot in the Vumba, there were water drains all over the place, and these water features, with their cute little bridges too

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From several places in the gardens there are benches strategically placed for people to gaze at the distant view…

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These tree ferns are abundant in the garden

Cousin IT and a Poinsettia…

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I took this pic at the Vumba Botanical Gardens!

 

Vumba Botanical Gardens…

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It was overcast and cold, the day we visited this awesome garden.

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There were only a few other people, and I was able to amble slowly along the paths, savouring the atmosphere – the silence, the wonderful trees.

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The water was like a mirror…

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Love the cute little bridges…

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There are benches everywhere..

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And the trees…to die for!!!

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Dried arrangements…

Dried arrangements

Dried arrangements

Different views, same photo

This is a photo of a flower, taken in my sister’s garden.

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Then a little closer…

And even closer…

I really like this one – looks painted, hey?

Wild flowers in the Matopos…

I captured these at Diana’s Pools in the Matopos…

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Sopubia metallorum

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I love the delicate colours – and the dark thingies in the middle aren’t flies!

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And a short distance away…

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http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantwxyz/wahlenbergiaundulata.htm

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These were eeking out an existence on some barren washed out soil…

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http://zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147190

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Flowers…

Flowers…

Purple flowers, just growing on the side of the road – Sedgefield Western Cape

Milkwort and pencil cactus…

Milkwort and pencil cactus…

This flower was growing right up at the top of the mountain overlooking the Valley of Desolation overlooking Graaf Rinet…Milkwort