I am not one for posting long blogs as I firmly believe very few of us really have the time to fully read long blog posts as we have responsiblities as well as other interests demanding to share our available time. Therefore, instead of posting one long blog I opted for truncating it into two or maybe three blogs.
This year is the centenary of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. As I have in the past posted many photos taken there please forgive me if I duplicate. The photos, all speaking for themselves were taken yesterday when we went there again as the garden changes along with the season the boredom of repeat is almost non existent.
Amongst others the garden also has a trail catering for the blind who can come and enjoy the walk, the aroma of flowers and the enjoy the fresh air. The trail which has a rope flanking it which the blind can hold on to has knobs at intervals where there are points of interest. On the back of the information board the information is available in Braille to enable the blind to also share what we the different people experience. The duration of the hike is about thirty minutes.
Now for some pics taken yesterday.
The headquarters of the South African Botanical Society
The Kirstenbosch sundial claimed to be the most accurate in the Southern Hemishpere
Flowers of the River Indigo, also known as the Red Bark tree
Tradisionally it is claimed that an extract made from the flowers destroys intestinal worms and in particular round worms.
That is it for now. More to follow. Have a great evening.