Mother City Magic ~Cape Town

Mother City Magic ~Cape Town
Written and edited by Veronica Clark

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Darling Town ~ Flowers

Hi to all my friend around our wonderful world... This is the last instalment on the Wild Flowers of Darling. For those of you who missed the previous instalments, please click here

 Well, I followed the tour buses into town purely out of duty, you understand, to get the full picture, so to speak. The fair was in full swing with loud country music blaring and the smell of gastronomic promise hung in the air...  This was mostly my reason for joining in the noise and to view the display of wildflowers in the hall.

Needless to say, that there were hoards of people and most of them were from various old age homes on their Spring outing. I felt a bit out of my age group, but nevertheless, I was equally intrigued by the visitors as with the flower displays.

I found the displays to be lovely, but was  already longing for the sounds of the veld . But, I have to say, that the old folks were all delighted with the displays of flowers, birds and animals since they are not able to traipse about the veld like I could. What with zimmer frames, walking sticks etc being their accessories of choice. I became so engrossed with my Canon that I managed to trip over a Zimmer or two and thankfully managed to duck in time when a gran  used her walking stick as a pointer and prodder to see if the stuffed animals moved!! Imagine the headline... "Blogger knocked unconscious by stick wielding senior citizen"...Oi!!

These were out of Gran's prodding range....

I did find a couple of flowers that I missed in the veld and was delighted...

I always find guinea fowls to be so comical!

There was even a bit of the beach....

At this stage we were joined by a kindergarten group and the dynamics between seniors and juniors became very intriguing as the teachers tried to distract the kids from the senior citizens walking equipment to interest them in the "Wild Life"

Towards the exit there were huge balls of flowers dangling from the roof and I wondered if they were out of the reach of the seniors walking sticks... how ever, I did not wait around to see the impact as the smell of freshly braaied boerewors wafted through the door and I followed obediently!

My beautiful lunch companion chewed on a leaf to illustrate his misery and eyed my lunch with every bite I took!

I could not resist and indulged him, with permission from his owner, in the last morsel and we were friends for life!

I hurried away and into Noddy to race to the Orchid Show at Duckitts Nursery to beat the seniors who were making for their bus with their equipment!

That's it Folks!

I will be joining...

 Our World Tuesday here
Tina's Pic Story for Sunday Higlight here

Live the Cape Town Vibe....Zimmers and all...



All images are my own and if any are out of focus please accept my apologies but survival and ducking was of the utmost importance! Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear from you in the comment box below!


  1. Hi there - looks like it was a great place to see the flowers!

    But I can’t help but notice that there were some fine looking chocolate cakes in one of the pictures! I was distracted after that point!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  2. What brilliant displays.
    That is something I would travel for.
    [but maybe not that far ;-)]
    Would serve you right, being prodded by a poor old frail person :-)
    Loved this, thanks.

  3. What great flowers! And a sweet new canine friend.

  4. What beautiful shots! That one of the flowers and duck looked like something out of a fairy tale! What kind of animals are those fox-like critters?

    Sounds like you had a good day and I'm glad nobody whacked you with their cane. LOL!

  5. Beautiful pictures!!! I loved seeing all the flowers and birds.


  6. Huh Stewart...Got out of bed last night wondering where the cake was in my post! I had to go look for the choclate cake my friend...did not notice it!! Oh no... what a!!


  7. HI Veronica, thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi - because it has brought me to yours - and I have enjoyed scrolling through your posts about the Darling and all the glorious flowers. I am a wildflower photography "nut" so I always love to see the wildflowers from other countries. Amazing the bulbs you have on your veld! thankyou for sharing!

  8. It's autumn here, but I enjoyed seeing again the wonderful colours of spring.

  9. welcome to highlight sunday! thanks for sharing this wonderful photos with us :)

  10. Great shots of an awesome place!

  11. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos are Gorgeous !!! Oh yes this is a awesome wonderful place to have a home. I would like to Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescapes. Im one of your follower now. I hope you come follow me.
    I hope you have a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane