Ladies in red. Only Pauline and Sue turned up in the rather iffy weather for our hectic walk up Blackburn Ravine this morning. We met Sue at Silvermine Dam and left our car there, and drove to East Fort in Hout Bay where Pauline was waiting for us. These are the ruins of this old fort which was apparently originally built by the British in 1796.new book that the Food Lady has on the Cape orchids, it does not need the services of insects as it is mostly self-pollinated. It is also a weed in Australia.
Another pretty flower for the Food Lady - the Common Catchfly (Silene gallica) - an introduced weed from Europe.
We paid our R33 and dropped Sue and Pauline at their cars and hurried home for hot showers, bacon and eggs and a nice long sleep.