Autumn in the Western Cape

Camellia 1

Camellia 1

Miss Camellia!

Excuse me? What do you mean, ‘Autumn’?

Yes, I know! We are heading for ‘winter’, yet so many of my plants are blooming merrily away.

It is one of the things I love about living in Cape Town. Here, lots of plants bloom twice a year, so mid-winter is as bright and colourful as mid-summer, but without the enervating heat!


Camellia 2

Camellia 2

But just to show it really is autumn, I give you my neighbour’s golden leaved tree! You have to look carefully for these deciduous trees dotted around, as most of our trees are evergreen:

Or like Miss Camellia, have no blooming idea what time of year it is!


post script: These photos were taken last week with my Nikon. I am happy to say that I am improving; ie I can usually take a photo in focus now!



20 thoughts on “Autumn in the Western Cape

    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Yes, exactly! We are so lucky here – as we don’t Really get winter! πŸ™‚
      Sorry to hear you had blog problems, I have re-followed you, going to check out your new blog now. πŸ™‚


  1. dizzylizzie72

    We also have plants and flowers that bloom twice a year here and it is very nice. Autumn has always been my favorite season of the year – I love the colors, orange, red, gold, yellow.

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  2. ladysighs

    Autumn in May? Can’t get my mind around that. Giving little twitches here.
    Folks here in WP post plant pics at all seasons of the year and I now appreciate the leafless trees in the dead of winter as much as the full leafy ones.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      It is Awesome! I have a week of flower posts coming up – All in Autumn! πŸ˜€
      And anything that looks like a camellia – your stewardia – will be lovely πŸ™‚


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