Wednesday, December 29, 2010

X is for ...

Xiphotheca fruticosa - the Silver Pea bush that grows on Table Mountain. This unusual bush grows in profusion on the slopes of Chapman's Peak overlooking the Cape Town suburb of Noordhoek, Long Beach and Kommetjie in the distance. It flowers from April to September.
Photo by Alice Notten, (my sister!) Interpretation Officer at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.
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  1. A glimpse of the blue skies and this wonderful natural beauty has brightened up my day. We are in our 5th week of snow here in North Yorkshire, UK.
    Thanks so much for contributing.
    ABC Team

  2. Oh, I do love your blue skies!! And what a beautiful, colorful flower! Great one for the X Day! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


  3. Lovely. And LATIN!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. You win the prize for the least used X word. Lovely flower and view from the top of the mountain.

  5. Ohhh how lovely and WARM! Over being cold now.