Last Sunday, hubby and I went for a walk around the neighbourhood, when we suddenly came to a vast field of wild flowers opposite our train station.
A carpet of predominantly white daisies lay spread out in the gentle afternoon light, with the heart centre of each blossom turned towards the sun.
While I was lying flat on my stomach among the flowers, trying to get a clever low-angle shot and getting just a little dirty in the process, our local DA ward councillor Brian Watkyns pulled up in his car and started to take a couple of pictures of the stunning display of flowers too. It’s really nice to think of one’s politicians as being appreciative of nature. 🙂
The next day, much to my dismay, almost all the flowers appeared to have vanished! When we got closer, we realised that they must have been closed because there was not enough sunlight. Phew, what a relief!
This afternoon, when the sun came out, mom-in-law (visiting from Namibia) and I went for a stroll to see whether the flowers might be a-blooming again.
And indeed, they were!
Dotted about here and there among the white daisies were small yellow flowers:
And some delicate pink, salmon and mauve ones huddling close to the ground:
A close-up of one of the pink ones:
And of one of the salmon-coloured ones:
And pretty little white flowers that seemed to have pink stripes on the inside of the petals:
And this lovely flower that seemed to have a pink-purple and a dark-blue blossom growing on the same plant:
There was even a little bee, busily buzzing about and collecting pollen for our delicious honey!
And a pair of hadeda ibises, also enjoying the sunshine, was diligently digging up one earthworm after another.
What cheerful little flowers they were, all basking jubilantly in the sunlight.