Although this is not the flower season of fynbos (endemic to the Western Cape, South Africa which is a winter rainfall area) there are still interesting plants to picture during an evening stroll through the ‘fynbos.
Blue Crane with offspring (my first sighting this season)
The cricket season has begun
Canola season has just begun in South Africa. This morning’s windscreen shots between Bredasdorp and Napier.
… also the start of the ‘sneezing season’ for some people ..
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 …