Imagine doing a rainbow tour in KZN Natal, South Africa…
Imagine observing the full spectrum and more in their natural environments.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, ‘singing’ in their respective choirs.
The breast of a Narina Trogan, a secretive forest bird.
Red logs, cut perfectly and packed with care and pride. The red /green vibrated with beauty, as did the symmetry and order.
The claws of swamp crabs, living in the mangroves.
Red Duiker, a beautiful but very shy little buck.
A wild cotton flower, after it falls to ground.
Red runways, created by termites on tree and palm trunks.
Orange Fungi deep in a shady forest,
Mangoes, gold and dripping with juice.
Markings on the Gold banded forester, a forest butterfly.
Leaves, orange, even though it is nearly mid-summer.
Strips of orange bark on a rainbow eucalyptus.
Yellow weaver birds,
Wild cotton flower, after it opens, and before it falls.
Yellow bill on a yellow billed stork.
The yellow pouch on the bill of a white pelican.
Green, a million variations for as far as the eye can see.
Water, green as it combines with the blue of the water and the yellow of the sand.
Green pigeon, truly bright green.
The bark of a Fever tree.
The longest green leaves in the world, those of the Raffia Palm tree. A cathedral of magnificent proportions.
More blue skies.
Butterflies. A small striped swordtail.
More skies, Reflected in the puddles which collected after downpours.
Indigo seeds, from a plant that I cannot identify…any suggestions?Indigo circles on a Blue pansy butterfly wings.
Indigo on the carapace of a red clawed swamp crab.(We found armies of them in the Mangrove swamps.)
Indigo night skies.
Violet hydrangeas, or Christmas roses as they are know in South Africa.
Violet Deadly-nightshade flowers next to an orange fungi.(Natural complimentary opposite colours, just harmonizing together.)
Purple crested Lourie.
The tip of the rainbow at the Howick waterfalls.
Violet skies as the sun sinks in Africa.
And then, to top it all a rainbow yarn bombed Jacaranda tree,
decorated for world Aids day, the tree has been covered with squares created by many locals,
who have been taught the craft of crochet work by volunteers in the region,
specifically for this superb instillation.
rainbomb! made with crochet hooks, love and care, unveiled on December 1.
This wonderful sight in Hillcrest KZN is Woza Moya,
the home of an amazing AIDS centre,
where the people, the ethos and the beadwork are all remarkable.
This is our colourfilled rainbow nation, the full spectrum, and all the shades in between.
( a tree agama, in all his finery!)