This beautiful member of the Protea kingdom is currently strutting her stuff on the “ramp” of the worlds most scenic and colourfilled botanical gardens.
Dressed in midsummer finery, I believe that this bloom is one of the sugar bush family, no wonder she is so glorious, the sugar birds pay these regal blooms constant attention, like maids-in-waiting, fluttering frantically around, also dressed to win hearts. If you are lucky enough to see them together it is a double delight.
I am sure that Georgia O’Keefe would have been as entranced by this treat today!
This posting is for all who are unable to get to Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of the gems of the Cape.