Floral Friday-Garden Surprise

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Today I took a few photos in our garden for the Floral Friday challenge.

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lillum_0237aThe best part of plantings bulbs is that they can surprise you by popping up unexpectedly as these did. My first reaction was to cut them out as weeds. Fortunately I am not known for acting quickly, which was to the benefit of these plants.

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Last week’s daisy is featured again, still flowering madly.

The purple statice creates a striking contrast…in my opinion.

lillium_0232aMy favourite.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Layers

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Bourke’s Luck Potholes

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Bourke’s Luck Potholes have been created by the meeting of the Treur (river of sorrow) and Blyde (river of joy) rivers.  

Smooth red and yellow layers in the rocks, contrast with the dark pools below which have taken thousands of years of swirling, raging water to form strange cylindrical sculptures…..one of the most phenomenal geological phenomenon in South Africa.

 Although he found none, the site is name after a local prospector who predicted the presence of gold.

Sources:

http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsmpl/bourkes-luck-potholes.htm and

http://www.sa-venues.com/game-reserves/mpl_blyderiver.htm

Being there also helped 🙂  Thanks to MGW for her photo.

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This terrapin shell also appears to have been created layer by layer.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

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