Recently I had the good fortune to guide Simon & Sarah up Table Mountain. Besides the fact that Simon had the coolest hat imaginable, they are a really fun couple.
g class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-862″ title=”Hills1″ src=”http://walkinafrica.ilocals.info/files/2011/03/Hills1.jpg” alt=”" width=”448″ height=”336″ />
Sarah pretended to have an issue with exposed heights . . .
We saw a few very special flowers, but the highlight for me was Nerine sarniensis, the Guernsey Lily.
This exquisite flower is a bulb from the Amaryllis family. It is one of 25 species in this genus, which is endemic to South Africa. Interestingly this species has been cultivated on th eisland of Guernsey for centuries – hence its common and species names.