It does not snow in Cape Town, apart from occasionally on top of Table Mountain, so these snowflakes are about as close as it gets. They are summer snowflakes, or Leucojum aestivum.
The sun was so bright that the tiny white flowers have little halos around them.
And here is Little Monkey modelling the flowers.
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I had to whistle to get her to look my way. She was far too busy checking out the neighbourhood!
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I didn’t crop the above photo as I thought you might be interested to see what the streets look like in my area. Sometimes there’s a footpath, mostly it is just grass verge.
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People may wonder why the wall of this property, which runs in a straight line around the perimeter for metres on end, suddenly does a little detour here and indents for the width of a panel.
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The reason is that there used to be a very large tree right here, in the property line. When the old neighbours put up their wall, instead of chopping down the tree, they detoured the wall around it. I loved to walk past and see this heart-warming little act of kindness.
Well, the tree got old and died, and eventually had to be removed; leaving a wall departing from its line for no apparent reason.
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I guess at some point one of the owners must have planted these bulbs.
I love that these snowflakes have appeared and thrive in this little nook, despite never having been watered.
post script: Spring might as well come now. It seems we had all our winter rain in May, so if it’s not going to rain any more, let it Spring!