This day belonged to the wild flowers, which are blooming all over Kulafumbi – both in the house and without - to the extent that parts of the property now resemble a jungle (above). It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, this area would have been called a semi-desert. Words cannot describe the beauty and variety of the indigenous plants, so here a few of them are in pictures, to speak for themselves…I give you today’s flowers of Kulafumbi:
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Of course, with the flowers, the insects are out in force too, particularly the bees, including honey bees and all sorts of other varieties.
This caterpillar can't seem to keep up with itself...what goes in one end, seems to be coming out the other end just as fast!
The Sanseviera in our balcony flowerbed has started reproducing, sending out a brand new shoot from its root system…the self-seeded Commelina with their delicate blue and yellow flowers are doing well in the flowerbeds too, and a new perfectly formed white flower is blossoming on the ramp leading up to the front door. Who needs to plant any new flowers when all this is happening of its own accord?
While down on the beach at Hippo Bend, we saw this hippo lumbering its way down through the rapids. I thought it made a nice picture in the evening light…