Thursday, March 24, 2011

After the burn

Wildflowers at Jonkershoek, originally uploaded by andiwolfe.

Wildflowers at Jonkershoek. There was a huge fire in the Stellenbosch region in 2008 or 2009 (I can't remember when it was, but it was recent), which destroyed massive areas of vegetation. However, the biomes of South Africa are fire adapted and it doesn't take long for the ecosystems to bounce back with new growth from the stumps, or from seeds germinating after the stimulation of the residual chemicals left in the soil after a burn. It makes for a beautiful landscape when all the flowers come into bloom during the spring.

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