Sunday Stills: SUMMERTIME

Summer is a wonderful time of the year. Holidays, sunshine, warm to extra hot at times. Maybe some rain.

The following photos were taken in South Africa. These trees are always full in bloom the first part of summer.

This photo was taken from the back door of my town house in Potgietersrus.(Mokopane)

The following are from the tree in front of my town house.

Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the nameRoyal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as Flame tree.

The following also reminds me of summer in South Africa.

Day lily


Clivia (play /ˈklviə/)[1] is a genus of monocot flowering plants native to southern Africa. They are from the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[2] Common names include Kaffir lily and bush lily.

Camel Foot tree flowers

Bauhinia purpurea is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to SouthChina (which includes Hong Kong) and Southeast Asia. Common names include Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Purple camel’s foot, and Hawaiian orchid tree.

Sunday Stills, The Next Challenge – Summertime

In my day we went back to school in September.  Now it seems everyone is headed back by mid August, or even this upcoming week!  So while I sure won’t be sorry to see this brutal hot summer weather catch the bus out of town, I do feel for all the kids getting ready to catch the yellow bus while wishing for a few more weeks of summer vacation ;-) .

What says summer to you?  Sweet corn, tomatoes and watermelon?  Lazy days at the pool?  Camping at the lake?  Let’s take some summertime pictures so we’ll have something to look back at when we’re you are complaining about the cold ;-) .