Monday, January 9, 2012

Walkers in the mist

The walk on top of Silvermine (above Muizenberg) started at about 6.30 in the morning on Sunday (that's a 5am wake up call, gasp). Clouds were pouring over the mountain from the sea.

Behind us, to the southwest, bits of blue showed that the rest of Cape Town was having a very different, 30'C day.

Higher up we walked in the cloud with smaller wisps skating past us like ghosts. Every minute furry leaf was wet with moisture.

With no view to contemplate, our eyes were drawn down to find flowers.

Delphi, Claudia, Brenda and Helen and Liparia splendens - mountain dahlia.

Secret footprints in the clean sandy path ahead of us. Perhaps mongoose.

Blue Aristea africana on the sandy mountain top.

We paused under a wonderful rock to have breakfast, and I photographed the moss and lichen composition below.

Almost better than clear blue sky, I think.

After the walk, a couple of minutes of driving and the sun shone from a blue, hot sky. That's Cape Town.

It was only 11am, and I had a lunch to go to.

The flower (and lunch) post will follow. Still sorting.

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