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South African Poinsettia – Spectacular Leaves.


I saw this while walking around the block today. The Poinsettia Tree or Shrub. Did you know that the requirement for this plant to change colors is 12 hours of darkness for 5 days in a row. This is called Photoperiodism.

Photo taken with a Pentax WG2
Photo taken with a Pentax WG2
Slightly different angle.
Slightly different angle.
Staring directly into the sun. I think this is my favorite of the 3 photos.
Staring directly into the sun. I think this is my favorite of the 3 photos.

As always.
Love and respect
G

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South African Aloe


I am on holiday with my family so not getting too much computer time but I took these and thought they were worth a quick share. These were taken with a point and shoot Pentax in Eastern Transvaal South Africa – Mapumalanga.
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As always
Love and respect
G

Bird of Paradise Flower – Strelitzia


This post was inspired by the consistently excellent work of Don Charisma. Go check out his post. Red And Yellow Flower. This is the South African version of that plant.

This incredible flower is from the plant family “Bird of Paradise”. I am pretty sure that the name comes from its resemblance to the remarkable flying creatures.

I took this photo while staying at a very dodgy guesthouse in Orkney South Africa.

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As always.
Love and respect.
G

Who doesn’t love Sunflowers?


This is a bit of a redo. However, I think these photos are worth it.
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This sunflower field lies next to an abandoned Gold mine in Welkom South Africa.mine1
Welkom is an old gold mining town or city situated in the Freestate province. When driving in these parts, it is incredible to see how many gold mines are scattered all over the landscape. The concrete tower in this photo is called “the headgear”. This houses the huge pulleys that feed the cable used for the lift system. The lift is commonly known as a cage.
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As always, thanks for reading
Love and Respect
G