Tuesday, October 14, 2008

hehe, make a rule, then break it.....

Ok. So yesterday I said we try, if posting abstract shots, to avoid things that could have been taken anywhere, and stick to things that are specifically from PE. I lied. Well not entirely, in my defense, the Strelitzia might be a favourite in many places around the world now, but it is indigenous to the Eastern Cape, and has been exported from here to other climates that suit it. (I believe in California they are very popular.)
These came from a friend's garden (and if John of Sheffield, who sent us the wonderful vintage postcards recently, is reading this, the friend is Vilia, and I met your cousin at her (large number)th birthday party on Saturday, how's THAT for a small world!!!!) I just loved the way the early morning sun cast shadows on the wall behind them, creating a lovely warm abstract image.


  1. My post tonight will be on Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and one of the pics I selected is a pic of a Strelitzia. You know what they say about great minds.

    To come back to your comment: Specially my daughter doesn't want to let me out of her sight. She's too afraid I will go away again. I have one more night tomorrow night at Kwantu and then it will be done for now. This weekend it is ice cream time. Pity about Something Good.

  2. Hi Sam,
    You might like to visit Sherwood Garden Centre, for strelitzia, protea, fynbos and more at the Kirstenbosch Chelsea exhibit. It cries out to be photographed by someone creative