Spring’s not quite here down on the Southern Tip, but the fynbos is already showing out and a quick Saturday post seemed like a great idea.
We only got back from our Spanish eat-athon (with the UK-based rest of the family) a couple of days ago and were welcomed with the annual carpet of daisy-like flowers that for a few brief days celebrate the arrival of Spring on this unique stretch of coastline.
According to local legend, summer won’t come until there’s been snow on he Helderberg – our local mountain range – in October, so we’re not out of the weather woods yet. And even then, the south easter will start sometime in the next four to six weeks and blow like a banshee until after Christmas.
By late February, the weather will settle and we’ll get three months of wonderful, balmy, still weather, known locally as the “Secret Season” because by and large, we keep it to ourselves and don’t tell would-be visitors about it 😉
For the technically minded, these images were shot with the Fuji X-H1 and lenses as noted in the accompanying captions. The banner image was shot in nearby Kleinmond yesterday (Friday) morning as the sun struggled with the last of the overcast that has been around for most of the last week.
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It’s feels a bit strange to see fields of such sprightly spring flowers at a time when autumn is fast approaching here.
( But we’ll soon have other fine colours here…)