Sunday, June 25, 2006

Early riser

Proteas, the hardiest and best known species of our Cape floral kingdom, are now beginning to emerge in their full glory, as we pass the winter equinox. This early riser was photographed high on the mountain at Silvermine Nature Reserve, in the far south of the Cape Peninsula (and about 15 minutes drive from my house). Proteacious flowers, in their infinite variety, will soon be opening all over the Table Mountain chain.


Blogger First Nations said...

oh, beautiful!
proteus are so nice. different without being over the top, as an orchid can be. and so glorious to see the evening sphinx moths and white cabbage butterflies sailing around.
oo, btw, have you seen the movie 'night blooming proteus'? its...a love story.

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