The hills are alive ....with the sight of fynbos

By ColleenA
Good morning ....
Thank you for all your support yesterday, I have decided to give you a multi upload feast today to make up for yesterday...GrinGrinGrin (for the Angry birds, please view V1 only) The later versions show some of the fynbos
Kate and Mike Smith were wondering what Fynbos is...the direct translation from Afrikaans is Fine bush...the word actiually comes from the Dutch word - fine leaved plants.
I was not sure which image to lead with, but decided on the fule view so you can see how spectacular our cape mountain ranges are, you can just make out the yellow flowers.
Fynbos is recognizable by the hard tough and leathery leaves and small leaved woody plants. Fynbos are also members of 7 plant species found nowhre else in the world. Fynbos includes proteas...
7,700 plant species are found in Fynbos, of these 70% are endemnic to the area, that is they are found nowhere else in the world. Many of these are threatened by extinction. 26 species are already extinct.
The 470km2 of the cape Peninsular including Table mountain is home to 2256 different plant species - more than the whole of Great britian, an area 500X bigger. The 60km2 of table mountain alone supports 1470 species of Fynbos.
Enjoy your day, we have rain in Cape Town

Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 6:17AM
A fantastic set of images, such diversity of flowers, bushes & green rolling hills.
I love V1 & V8 with that patch of yellow & all brilliantly composed.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
27 Sep 2013 6:18AM
Every image is so beautiful I can not explain
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Sep 2013 6:18AM
A fascinating write-up, Colleen, accompanied by a wonderful set of image, V.8 just being my winner. Carol
Benlib 6 1 3
27 Sep 2013 6:21AM
Likes #5,6 and 7. Very well composed. The skies look overly saturated. Wonder why
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 6:47AM
From this small selection V4 is my personal favourite for the range of botanical beauties displayed there.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 7:07AM
What a beautiful set of landscapes Colleen. V5 for me - it looks so lush. Mind you I do like them all - just viewed them all again. Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 7:12AM
A great set of images Colleen, greatr intro, V8 for me with that big splash of yellowSmile

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
27 Sep 2013 7:17AM
A late rise for me this morning Colleen - said some serious farewells till late last night WinkWink I love your photos !! After the devastating fires two years ago our mountains have still not recovered fully and no fynbos is in sight !! Normally they are coloured pink and yellow at this time !
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
27 Sep 2013 7:23AM
Some really beautiful work in this set Colleen.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 7:28AM
I have really enjoyed your collections this week they have been wonderful.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
27 Sep 2013 7:44AM

Quote:Likes #5,6 and 7. Very well composed. The skies look overly saturated. Wonder why

Perhaps because it's in Africa or your monitor needs re-tuning. Other explanations might fit.

Although my Broadband won't let me browse freely (it's powered by an inferior brand of marmalade I think), I can see enough to know these are outstandingly beautiful pictures.
Blue skies are just what I need at present.
Good job, Colleen.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
27 Sep 2013 8:00AM
Maybe a bit of both Peter...GrinGrin
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 8:23AM
Lovely to see all this diversity.Smile

Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Sep 2013 8:51AM
A good one to lead with here Colleen.
A good set.
Regards Richard
you have been working very hard they are all lovely.

27 Sep 2013 9:05AM
V6 does it for me Colleen. Beautiful series.

27 Sep 2013 9:46AM
A beautiful set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 9:50AM
No choice here....
10 fabulous images
27 Sep 2013 9:54AM
Fantastic set of images Colleen. They all are worthy of their own upload
27 Sep 2013 10:04AM
v1 4 and 8 today Colleen a vote each fro sure

27 Sep 2013 10:22AM
Beautiful set's of images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 10:51AM
A very interesting and informative well written pre-narrative supported by a great set of very well captured photographs showing this beautiful landscape and its interesting flora.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 11:44AM
Thank you Colleen for the botany lesson today!
A lovely and interesting set giving us an idea of your beautiful country.
Since I love bright colour I like V5 and V9 shows us the terrain very well,
but V8 has that special appeal which others are enjoying too.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
27 Sep 2013 11:50AM
Interesting set
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 2:02PM
Great set!
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 2:10PM
A lovely set, V2 & V9 for me.
xwang 9 56 8
27 Sep 2013 2:17PM
Beautiful set.. very pleasant to view.. excellently taken.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Sep 2013 2:31PM
A fine collection of this stunning landscape, Colleen, and indeed a difficult choice as to what to lead with! Wink Thanks for sharing these with us Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 2:54PM
A wealth of different plants I can see thereSmile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 3:10PM
Excellent set of images with some stunning rocks on display... Good green as well! Grin
27 Sep 2013 3:29PM
It is very difficult to pic one image of those ten,but if so...... V5, should it be!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin - Very nice colours in all of them. Beautiful mountain images !GrinGrinGrinGrin --- JukkaWink.
27 Sep 2013 4:50PM
Beautiful set of excellent captures, Colleen!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 5:58PM
What a cracking set of pictures Colleen, i have learned a lot from your posts and write ups
27 Sep 2013 6:06PM
A natural historians dream! Grin

27 Sep 2013 6:18PM
V1 and 5 for me Colleen. A fabulous series GrinGrin

27 Sep 2013 7:17PM
All are great but I just love V8 & 9 Colleen. Top work
9 10 10 England
27 Sep 2013 7:54PM
I read your write up before looking a the set of images and was glad I did - made me appreciate them all the more.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
27 Sep 2013 8:57PM
All these images ae brilliant Colleen,
it's great to see what 's growing in your lovely countrySmile
27 Sep 2013 9:51PM
All brilliant Colleen and a great write up..Lin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 10:06PM
Interesting images, you live in a beautiful country SmileSmile thank you for sharing them, have a good weekend

27 Sep 2013 11:29PM
Lovely set and a fine p/f.....................

Beautiful set Colleen, you have some stunning terrain over your way.. I just love EPZ !!!! GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
28 Sep 2013 12:50PM
That's just fantastically beautiful places, Colleen! It is completely different from how I had imagined South Africa in my mind ....
P.S. Thank you, Colleen!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Sep 2013 10:18PM
Can't possibly choose... But the hills are really spectacular!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Oct 2013 6:48PM
A terrific set of images showing us the rugged terrain and plants that grow on the hills
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 4:36AM
V5,6, 8 and 10 are my favorites. I keep telling Herman that I am in love with those mountains and now I am even more so!

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