YELLOW STILL WINS THE DAY

While the Senecio polyanthemoides have started to go to seed, yellow flowers still abound in the veld – the Metalasia aurea (geelsteekbossie) are looking particularly beautiful right now.

These beautiful stands of bright yellow flowers brighten the verges of the roads and spill over banks.

The yellow is a particularly deep shade that is enhanced by the early morning or late afternoon sunlight.

I have not seen the Metalasia aurea growing in such abundance for a very long time – again I think it is the late winter and early spring rain which accounts for this long-lasting flush of beauty.

Clearly these amorous beetles approve of the flowers too!

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