There is no dramatic recolouring of the landscape here. Instead, autumn in our garden is heralded by the subtle fullness of the Natal figs:
These attract African Green Pigeons and Redwinged Starlings by the dozen:
The aloes are swelling in readiness for their winter blooming:
Black-eyed Susan creepers twine around other plants to provide bright colour:
Other splashes of colour come from the plumbago:
Canary creepers and Cape Honeysuckle:
While self-sown butternuts ripen on their vines.
In these years of severe water shortages, I bless the indigenous plants that simply ‘get on with it’ and do their best.