FLOWERING CAPE TOWN

Cape Town Spring - The Company's Garden

Yesterday morning and early afternoon we had temperatures up to 30°C only to be caught completely off guard by a thick dark cloud moving over the city in the late afternoon with temperatures dropping by 10-15°C within an hour. Today it’s all grey and that typical Capetonian wind has been blowing hard and strong all day. So, there you have it, that’s spring in Cape Town! Good luck with figuring out how to dress your kid in the morning for school!

Cape Town Spring

Cape Town Spring

This time of the year is not only marked by pretty flowers everywhere, this is also the beginning of the whale season. Personally I haven’t spotted any whales yet, but I’ve been passionately photographing flowers on my hikes and runs. Flower can’t solve all problems, but hey, they’re a great start!

Cape Town Spring - Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Cape Town Spring

Cape Town Spring

Cape Town Spring

Cape Town Spring

Cape Town Spring

Flowering proteas with the majestic Table Mountain in the back:
Cape Town Spring - Flowering Protea and Table Mountainl Gardens

And this little cutie is a red grasshopper. Quite large and easy to spot due to his amazing red-orange hues:
Red grasshopper

And this beautiful carnivorous plant, commonly known as a sundew, feeds on insects. Wikipedia tells me that both sundew, meaning the ‘dew of the sun’ and its botanical name, drosera, meaning ‘dew or dewdrops’ refer to those glistening drops at the tip of each tentacle that resemble drops of morning dew:

Drosera - Carnivorous Sundew plant

If you like these photos, you might wanna see last spring’s photos from the West Coast National Park or for some more amazing flowers from this part of the world check out my photos from the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

Cape Town Spring - Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Cape Town Spring

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