I was quite surprised when I learned South Africa boasted her own floral kingdom. Honestly, I thought to myself, “just because Darwin stopped off for a while on his trip around the world isn’t reason enough for a place to have its own floral kingdom. Especially when one considers there are only six such kingdoms world wide.
But in my time here, I’ve seen why such a high honor is deserved by this place. Below are a select few reasons why I’ve changed my mind.
One of over 200 varieties of Protea.
There’s a hummingbird perched above these flowers, in front of the aloe tree.
Beauty in an unlikely place atop Table Mountain.
At Stellan Bosch University campus.
I don’t even know what these are, but they’re everywhere! Let me know what they are and I’ll send you a copy of my book.
More orange beauties.
The King Protea, national flower.
Calla Lily in a slum.
An Anglican rose.
Bird of Paradise.
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever!” Isaiah 40:8 ESV.