The Americas may have the ‘Grand Rapids’ and the Niagara Falls; here in the little town of Napier in the Western Cape, South Africa we have the Napier Rapids and the Napier Falls. Both are impressive in their own right. Right? Right!
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 …
… as this blog just passed the 20000 visits mark. That is excluding the bloggers who read my submissions via the WordPress Reader.
Most of the visits are traced back to the Americas (>50%), South Africa and neighboring countries account for approx. 20 percent as does Europe. The rest is from where-ever!
Thank you all!
As Dutch (especially in South Africa) always say it with flowers here is a symbolic one for you all and it originates from the area I live in (Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa):