It had just rained in Filabusi when we went there to do a borehole survey. Driving along I saw this red flower right near the road. I couldn’t resist stopping.
I’m told the bulbs of this plant can be used to cure gangrene?
I find little bits of nature that I want to take home, add to my garden…of course I can’t, so I take photos instead. These were little ‘gardens’ underwater, growing in amongst the rocks and the crashing waves.
I couldn’t have arranged it better if I tried..
Love the dank smell of stagnant water. It’s almost un(smelled) of in dry, dry Matabeleland. And the misty rain of course! I think the red things are a kind of sundew, similar to the ones I discovered high up in the Matopos recently.
I admit to trying to be clever in the above photograph. I’m practicing my ‘focusing’ and what I wanted to achieve came off in this shot. The wide focused one is pretty boring so I didn’t post!Things mould in the Tsitsikama Forest – its wet and fungi like these love it here as do mosses and ferns…Heaven only knows what this is – or if its edible!I love the white against green in this pic…
Usually I sit there for a time, commune with nature. I found this one right up high in the Matopos.
A sundew, I’m told, but I’m not sure which one…
Elsewhere on the barren rocks, the resurrection plant is waiting for the summer rains to burst into leaf overnight…here they are still green and flourishing.