If it’s Tuesday, it must be ‘walk with Jackie’ day

If it’s Tuesday, it must be ‘walk with Jackie’ day

Different photographs this time .. mainly indigenous trees which are scattered about the park …

 Cabbage Tree ( Cussionia  paniculata) – slender with leaves bunched at the top …

They usually branch out from the bottom …

Odd looking but are magnificent specimens when they’re mature .. all these are still young

I’m not clued up on indigenous plant names .. a low growing aloe (that’s all I know about this one)  .. 🙂  !!

Remember the ‘smiley’ tree from a previous post … this is inside the ‘mouth’ !  …

Dead flower on a protea tree (I know it as the Sugar Bush) …

When we lived adjoining this area, my Mum (during visits from Zimbabwe) used to always pick bunches of these dead flowers for dry arrangements in my house …

I am also clueless on the majority of indigenous tree names.  There is a quite variety in this park …

 This one could be an olive, but there again, it may not be 🙂   I had an indigenous olive years ago planted near the pool but took it out once I realised how messy they were, after a visit to Walter Sisululu Botanical Gardens where there indigenous selection of trees is vast  ..

I know this is an acacia of sorts ..

 Loerie Park must have Grey Loeries !!!!   I haven’t seen or heard them yet until today .. there was a flock of them flying around and calling each other with their familiar ‘Go away’ calls, but I could only capture this lone one in the half dead tree (civilization is beyond that fence !!) .. When we were children, we only knew them as ‘go-away’ birds (they are common in Zimbabwe too)

… and this pair sitting at the top of a tree and squawking to their fellow feathered friends …

2 Replies to “If it’s Tuesday, it must be ‘walk with Jackie’ day”

  1. Looking at most of the pictures you wouldn’t say its right in the middle of the city. More like in the veld somewhere

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