Saturday, April 25, 2015

There's a starfish on our stoep.

From a purple-veined, lantern-shaped bud,

an astonishing flower unfolds.

African Carrion Flower - Orbea Variegata.
Occurs naturally on the slopes of Table Mountain.
Smells... putrid!


Marie said...

Nothing like the smell of that stinkblom. They fascinated me horribly when I was small. Your pictures are gorgeous.

the sourcerer said...

Thanks to my courier... XX

Rosie said...


Karen Bekker said...

The pics make me want to touch it!

Hope you are healing well xxxx

the sourcerer said...

Thank you both!
K - it feels a little leathery.... xx