Some people to whom I spoke said that this flower season in The Cape was exceptional, while others told me that it was average. Whatever other people’s subjective views the flower display has been incredible for me. I have had the opportunity to see flowers from the north of Namaqualand to Cape Town and from the West Coast to The Cederberg. And I have been fortunate enough to visit and revisit some of these places in subsequent months.
This season I have had the joy of seeing several species that I had long wanted to see but somehow always missed – but my ultimate dream was to see Geissorhiza radians – the wine cup or satin flower. This is a photograph I took of this exquisite delicate flower from the Iris family. What do you think?