It is St. Patrick’s Day after all, so what about a song from The New Christy Minstrels?
Green, green, it’s green they say
On the far side of the hill
Green, green, I’m goin’ away
To where the grass is greener still …
We will stick with green, even though autumn is waiting in the wings, and begin with the counting out rhyme
A little green snake
Ate too much cake,
And now he’s got
This green snake, found on the lawn at Royal Natal National Park, didn’t get a belly-ache but had its head neatly chopped off – probably by one of the gardeners.
Several streets of the town I live in are lined with oak trees. Here are new leaves shining in the sunlight.
While prickly pears are not indigenous to this country, they have spread everywhere.
Known abroad as the jade plant for some reason, the Crassula ovata is indigenous here and we have several of them growing in our garden. This one is almost ready to show off its lovely flowers.
Spekboom is also indigenous to the Eastern Cape and grows very easily in my garden.
Lastly, these pods of the Weeping Boerbean (Schotia brachypetala) caught my eye.