Table Mountain on the Summer Solstice
Passage to Africa asked me to take their guests up Table Mountain last week, just before the solstice. The Adams family are super-fit and in spite of the heat we zoomed to the top.
Here you can see the
younger generation chilling at the top of the mountain.
We were fortunate to see what are probably the last of the Morea tripetala for this season.
These exquisite flowers are members of the iris family. They have underground storage organs called corms, which assist them in surviving the harsh hot, windy and dry summers that we experience in the Western Cape. There are about 200 species in the genus moraea of which about 125 are found only in the southwestern Cape.