The Colour of the Season

Blue Plumbago

I took a walk round my garden the other day, taking photos of my plants with my Nikon camera.

Red Honeysuckle

With all the colourful flowers in bloom, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was Spring here in Cape Town.

Gold Honeysuckle

It certainly looks like spring, doesn’t it?

Mauve Bougainvillea

And while there is a chill to the air at night or early in the morning, mostly the sun still shines during the day and the weather is pleasant.

Lemon Frangipani

The roses are still blooming, as is pretty much everything else.

Pink Rose

Apart from a few indications, such as the golden vine leaves:

Golden Vines

The only real way to tell the season – is to look at the date on the calendar!

The start of May; therefore it must be Autumn.

 

33 thoughts on “The Colour of the Season

  1. thesecretblind

    How beautiful❀. I can make out flashes of colour which look so beautiful. You are so right about the seasons only being defined by what the calender says. I hope your flowers keep bringing you so much joy 😁

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ And I’m happy you can see a little of the colour.
      I’m sure you will enjoy the heady scents of your spring and summer. πŸ™‚

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  2. A Curious Introvert

    Your photos and garden are absolutely beautiful and cheer me up on so many occasions when nothing is blooming in my yard, whether it’s spring or autumn. Thankfully we have many beautiful parks and gardens in the area.😁

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      I can’t take any credit tho, as the tree was here when we bought the house. πŸ˜€
      I love it tho, as it is so exotic, compared to the plants I grew up with in UK.

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  3. C C Cedras

    So beautiful illuminated by the sun! Thank you. I’m just grateful that spring is finally allowing something to bloom in my gardens besides weeds. πŸ™„

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  4. The Naturarian

    All very lovely pix!
    Funny question.. Did you have to acclimate your brain to the seasons when you moved?
    When I moved to Florida, all my brain kept saying was, “Why didn’t you do this earlier?”
    Then I moved back. Now my brain says, “Why are we still here in snow?! ”

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      I was 21 when I came to SA, so hadn’t had my own garden. But I Still question the weather! Christmas mid-summer is awful!
      This is my favourite time of year, when the days are finally cooling off, but the garden is full of colour – more so than in summer! πŸ˜€

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      1. The Naturarian

        I guess when about 3/4 of the world refers to the seasons one way, you 1/4ers have to deal πŸ™„
        And if I were to come there, I’d come when it was cold here… However, that heat doesn’t sound fun, either.

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        It’s probably easier for me to understand the Northern seasons, having grown up there, but I still get confused sometimes. πŸ™‚
        Yes, March or October are good times to visit CT and miss the heat. πŸ™‚

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  5. Murphy's Law

    Oh! Sci, your flowers are just gorgeous. You’ve done an amazing job of choosing what your garden will grow. But I have to tell you, the Lemon Frangipani is a knockout! Those petals are so perfectly formed it looks like an artist’s rendering, not a photograph! I’ve never seen red honeysuckle…..just beautiful!

    I’m curious, what are temperatures like during winter in Cape Town?
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much. πŸ™‚
      It was trial and error over many years. If a plant grew without too much pampering, awesome! πŸ˜€ If not, I didn’t buy that one again!
      The frangipani has a lovely scent too. πŸ™‚

      It rarely falls below 9C (48F) in CT in winter, though is colder in other parts of SA.
      Winter temps here are usually around 11 to 18C.

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  6. Garfield Hug

    Gorgeously taken! It does look like Spring doesn’t it but yes it is autumn in your neck of the woods. I guess the weather you have mimics Spring and the flowering plants are showing off their blooms before winter sets in. 😁

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much πŸ˜€
      I don’t know what it is, but the garden looks better now than in spring or summer – always has!
      CT winter is mild – tho not as mild as yours! πŸ˜€

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