1 June was the first day of winter in My World. Temperatures fluctuated between 3 degrees Celsius in the early morning and rose to a mild 22 degrees by midday. I made a quick detour to Celliers' Park on Venning Street, Groenkloof - about a five minute drive from my home - to snap the aloes in bloom.
What are the colours of winter? In my world they are brilliant orange, green and gold dislayed against the bluest of skies. Aloes reflected in the pond as did...
Bees were busy on the strelitzias.
A young mom pushing with a pram, an old man engrossed in the daily paper, a couple with a picnic spread on the grass - all were enjoying the winter sunshine and the sound of the water.
Pink blooms amidst a web of fine spines which edge a succulent's leaves.
Yes, this is the wild dagga or leonotis as Raph rightly identified in an earlier photo on my blog. The earliest dwellers in South Africa chewed and smoked this plant instead of tobacco.
The lime green trunk of the fever tree. This lovely park, whatever the season, is one of Pretoria's best kept secrets.
Make a visit to the many other lovely postings on My World and discover the seasons in other parts of the globe.