On Sunday we set off to look for fireflowers that come up in the fynbos as the area around Black Hill burned a few months ago.
Amphithalea ericifolia flowers especially well after fires.
Show me the fireflowers.
Macrostylis villosa - a member of the buchu family.
Tea overlooking Noordhoek and Kommetjie.
Down the sandy slopes keeping an eye out for the baboons below.
Alice and Maddie.
Baboons and their monitors in the distance.
One of the most beautiful views on the peninsula.
Laddie on full alert.
Rotstert (Babiana ringens).
The Fire Heath (Erica cerinthoides).
Ground Protea (Protea acaulos) with new leaves popping up out of the soil.
Dodder (Cuscuta ntida) - a member of the Convolvulaceae.
Leaves of the Candelabra Lily (Brunsvigia orientalis).
Re-sprouting leucadendron bush.
Kalmoes (Lichtensetinia lacera), according to Trinder-Smith is “most common after fire”.
Escaping the fire by growing in a crevice - and old gnarled Klipkershout (Maytenus oleoides).
The trek back up the hill.
Relaxing in the wintery sun at home.