I overheard a colleague who lives in the coastal town of Langebaan mentioning today that the flowers are in full bloom and looking beautiful as ever. The Cape's West Coast is renowned for its flower season, which starts every year around mid to late August. Vast fields of flowers come alive with colour, compelling thousands of city-dwellers to pack their picnic baskets and head up the coast to spend a day among the flowers.
I took this photo in a field near our house. Believe me when I say that it's rather bland in comparison to what's in store a couple of weeks from now (when we'll eventually have the opportunity to take a drive up the West Coast). In fact, we would have driven up to visit the flowers tomorrow, but there's something far more exciting happening at Cape Town's Good Hope Centre... To those of you who are attending Zimfest - see you there. And to those who don't know what I'm talking about, stand by, I'll show you the photo(s) tomorrow. :)