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Out with the Orchids - Walk in Africa
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Walk in Africa / Uncategorized  / Out with the Orchids
12 Feb

Out with the Orchids

I'm walking with a group from Finland at the moment. Our first day on Table Mountain was misty but lovely.

We came across this very young Dassie out all on its own.

For me the highlight was the display of Disas, which are a group of Orchids. I was teased for taking so many photographs but I'm sure that all those who teased me will now appreciate the results! First we saw the Cluster Disa (Disa ferruginea) which looked all the more beautiful for the drops of water that adorned it like jewels on a jewel.

Then we saw the Blue

Disa (Disa graminifolia), which has a colour scheme that always astonishes me.

And finally we saw the incomparable Red Disa (Disa uniflora).

In fact we saw them in profusion

They were so beautiful that even Meru had to have a closer look