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!