Fynbos in Fresh Snow

If you've read through my captions so far - yes....I am unashamedly a little obsessed with Spring at the moment!

This colour idea was actually born a few years ago after one of our annual winter snow hikes. We hike up to a mountain hut in the Cape Mountains, and from there explore the surrounding peaks. The fynbos in these areas are adapted for the cold, harsh weather and winds that the peaks endure in the winter storm season - they are robust, small leafed and grow close to the ground. Predominantly, there are many restio species - a type of hardy reed that grows in clumps. When there is snowfall, the flower and seed bracts of the restio and the tips of the reeds are the only part visible above the snow. The bracts are reddish browns and golds, with dark green foliage, striking against the fresh snow - which is what I have attempted to create with this colourway. The uplifting fresh sprout green is my own interpretation/addition to the colour story.

Edit: As I was writing this on the morning of the 27th, snow was falling on the mountains in the Cape. I include some of my snaps from the weekend's snow hike. I had forgotten that it is also the time when the Protea Repens flower; and we found many on the hike up. These are known as Sugarbush - the nectar mingles with the rain and snow; if you shake them out you will end up with a handful of sugary sweet sticky drops! Incidentally - they are the same colour as the pale fresh green that I popped into this colourway....somehow my memory must have made a note of this!

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If you've read through my captions so far - yes....I am unashamedly a little obsessed with Spring at the moment!

This colour idea was actually born a few years ago after one of our annual winter snow hikes. We hike up to a mountain hut in the Cape Mountains, and from there explore the surrounding peaks. The fynbos in these areas are adapted for the cold, harsh weather and winds that the peaks endure in the winter storm season - they are robust, small leafed and grow close to the ground. Predominantly, there are many restio species - a type of hardy reed that grows in clumps. When there is snowfall, the flower and seed bracts of the restio and the tips of the reeds are the only part visible above the snow. The bracts are reddish browns and golds, with dark green foliage, striking against the fresh snow - which is what I have attempted to create with this colourway. The uplifting fresh sprout green is my own interpretation/addition to the colour story.

Edit: As I was writing this on the morning of the 27th, snow was falling on the mountains in the Cape. I include some of my snaps from the weekend's snow hike. I had forgotten that it is also the time when the Protea Repens flower; and we found many on the hike up. These are known as Sugarbush - the nectar mingles with the rain and snow; if you shake them out you will end up with a handful of sugary sweet sticky drops! Incidentally - they are the same colour as the pale fresh green that I popped into this colourway....somehow my memory must have made a note of this!

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