During this year I am taking up a challenge to post a photo a day on this blog. I am a beginner photographer hoping to learn much about my camera and how to take photos.
Monday, May 3, 2010
This beautiful specimen is of the Protea flower - not yet open but such a perfect, healthy bud I couldn't resist photographing it. There are about ten buds on this bush in the school grounds and I'm looking forward to them opening.
The Protea is our national flower and our cricket team is named for them. There is quite a variety of them and this is one of the biggest. They are often found growing wild in the Cape, especially from here to Cape Town. They are truly magnificent flowers and definitely one to be proud of.