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Saturday, August 29, 2009



We just HAD to share this with you guys!!!
(Thank you to our personal photographers in this household!)
We can't explain the beauty, bounty and rapture which the plants here,
in SOUTH AFRICA, are experiencing...
We realise that the seasons are changing around the world, but here...

This is enough to lift all our spirits in absolute joy!
It's good to be alive!
Lots and Lots of licks


Clive said...

Max, Max, Max

Stop showing us such lovely photos because you know ... the not-so-little man wants to visit Mexico but the rest of the family want to go to SA for Christmas and they're trying very hard to persuade him that SA is the way to go!! But the NSLM's Mom is plant/flower crazy so now there's a real battle in the house - Mexico or SA???

Those flower photos are absolutely fabulous! You are indeed very lucky to live in such a beautiful country!

lots of woofs

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwww.....what a wonderful flowers....great colors....that's life!!!
Spring is our preferred season....
everything is beautiful and our spirits are very very happy....
thanks for sharing with us dear friends!!!
Seems to be there with you!!!!!
We love youuuuuuuu!!!!
And we agree with you!!
Tons of love and kisses

Elizabeth said...

Daisies are my favorite! Especially the pinks ones :)
Thanks for the wonderful pictures!!

Elizabeth & Luna

Maxx said...

Hi Max! Luvly colorful pics! Mommy and me really enjoyed watching them, thanks for sharing. It really brightened up our mood for the day!


Stella said...

Very beautiful, Max! But what kind of plants are #5, #6 (this looks like a Venus Flytrap) and #7?

So very exotic! Won't you tell us, Max?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
You have beautiful and exotic flowers there!
Thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs

MAX said...

Hey there my furry friends.
Just to answer some questions:...

The flowers posted in this blog entry (with the exception of the carnivorous flytraps and sundews #5#6#7 - thanx Stella!-which are not indigenouse to SA) are mostly succulents. Although they are truly exquisite, they will only last for about a week!!!
Some time ago, I put in a post about Namaqualand, well these are the blooms that happen there too. Miles and Miles of countryside (in Namaqualand) is awash with colour.
THESE photos are truly special because they are taken in someone's garden here in JOHANNESBURG. We are really lucky to be able to see them so beautifully displayed!
So you see, we celebrate each moment as it happens, because you never know how long it will last!
Have a wonderful, happy day!
Lots of licks

Tracey and Huffle said...

Hey Max, my mum loves photos of flowers so she is very happy to see all these. I won't let her put photo flowers on my blog though, unless I'm in them too.

Huffle Mawson

Cocorue said...

mumster is STARING at the beautiful flowers and ooohing and awwwwwwing ......

TQ for sharing and we hope to see more soon
chikisses and have a restful sunday

Angus said...

What lovely pictures. RSA really is a paradise on earth for nature oovers. We once went to a place north of Capetown called Bushmans Kloof to see South Africas (rare ) national plant - we've now forgotten what it's called a Proteus perhaps. Can you help?

Hamish Westie said...

Very beautiful flowers Max, thanks so much for showing them to us. I'm imagining that the 'someone' in whose garden they grow does not have a dog (or at least not a terrier!)
Cheers, H.

Barb said...

Stunning photos Max. Thanks for sharing. Lots of love until we meet

Maggie and Mitch said...

What magnificent flowers! Mom has never seen Venus Fly Trap growing naturally - only as a potted plant! Thank you for the smiles, Max!

Waving at you from Nantucket,
Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Martha Basset said...

How beautiful! Are the top pics Livingstone daisies? We think Spring in your country must be so amazing - such a blast of intense colour!
Well you can probably tell we just adore flowers and plants in this house!
Have a lovely day.
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Mango said...

Springtime? WOW! So many pretty flowers.


P.S. Momma says we are all set and booked for the week of September 7th. Shhhh. Secret.

JD and Max said...

Hi Max - wow, we'e blown away by the colour!! So, considering that us dogs are colour blind must mean that those flowers are spectaculour, he he he! Our humans loved these photos - you are fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty. Thanks for posting these picutures, they're amazing. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Thor said...

Hi Max!
Those are pretty flowers!


Cassie said...

Max....what pretty flowers and wonderful pictures that your mum took of them! Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us!


The Army of Four said...

Woo, Max! Those are GORGEOUS pictures, buddy! I love the colors in ALL of them. Since I am Mom's Guide Dog for the Color Blind, I love to get inspiration from flowers and sunsets and all kinds of cool stuff to help her with her quilts and bags. Wouldn't the colors in that last one make a great quilt? Woo!
Mom likes the second to the last pic best. Great angle!

Madd said...

Purrr purrr purrr...

Aren't those flowers amazing? The Cape is also full of flowers at this time of year too, it's lovely.

Joe Stains said...

nice to meet you Max, I am over from Mango's blog to say hello! your spring flowers are so pretty and very different than what we have here!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Lovely flower selection you have there.:-)

Holly & Zac...XX

caboval said...

hi Max!!! Wow!!! Those flowers are spectacular!! Love those colors!!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Olive said...

Woof Max!! Amazing pictures..makes me want to run around and leap into them all!! What a beautiful place you live in there. It is very hot and dry ..and BROWN here in Texas. :( Good for playing in the dirt though...

Tail Wags Max...

Olive :)

Pam said...

Beautiful colourful pics. Yes, it's great to be alive and living here in Jo'burg, especially in Spring.