Although we had a few flowering cacti this Winter; most of the cacti flower between September and February/March. This Fero Cactus symbolizes the beginning of the Cactus Season here in South Africa. Although even local cactus nurseries tell their customers (who prefer indigenous plants) that cacti originate from (South) Africa I can assure you that they all originate from the Americas except for one (Rhipsalis baccifera) which does not look like a cactus at all and originate from coastal woodland between Durban and Kenya …
There are people who find ‘spiritual enlightment’ in a decorated (bit of paint, a few candles) pig stable in McGregor in South Africa and if they are happy with it … fine with us. They pay a little fortune for that and that is fine for the owner … 😉
We went budget friendly into the mountains somewhere in the hot and dry Little Karoo and disappeared in emptiness …..
…… Soft on the outside but watch out for the spines in between …. 😉 (Alluaudia procera. Origin: Madagascar)
What I in fact want to tell is that I’m out of this blog … for one week … but be back Friday 4 October (that’s ‘Animal Day’ according to the Roman Catholic church which also happens to be my Birth Day….). Wonder if I’m going to meet Shiara …. 😉 Should be around in this part of South Africa I understood….