It is winter and that time of the year when the aloes, the ‘blombos‘ and the bitou plants are flowering in the Stilbaai area.
Recent rains resulted in the area being beautifully green while the fields of the farms where farmers have planted, are adding to the bright colour.
Bronwyn Iris Maxine took this special photo on the hiking trail in the Skulpiesbaai Nature Reserve where the white flowers of the ‘blombos‘ are especially pretty.
The white blombos (Metalasia muricata) has flat-topped compound heads with units of smaller flower heads. It can be found along the coastal areas and flowers from May to September while the Yellow Blombos (Matalasia luteola), an erect, multi-branched shrub with twisted leaves, is rare and endemic to Stilbaai. It flowers in July and August.
Experience the beauty of the area and go for a hike or even a long walk along the beach or in the various nature reserves.