Something Over Tea

We enjoyed a glorious feast of wild flowers during spring followed by a host of attractive flowers blooming in the veld during summer. Although autumn really only settles in during April or May, in between some days of soaring temperatures, days are cooling down and are already noticeably shorter – how I miss the really early sunrises! Fewer flowers are to be seen in the wild now. Many have already gone to seed and even their leaves are turning brown. The blue flowers featured below literally ‘disappeared’ only a week after the photograph was taken. I was so surprised that I actually investigated the site and found only blackened leaves remained. The life cycles are necessarily quick to take advantage of the sun and the rain when it comes. Without further ado then, I present six flowers that have cheered us through this last part of summer:

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