Monday, October 13, 2014

More from South Africa

Mary says: We saw this owl in a tree during our tour of the Kirstenbosch gardens.

And now for the geography lesson from Pat: Kirstenbosch is a national botanical garden. And now I'll cut and paste: When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country's unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos.  Furthermore, what makes the Gardens so famous worldwide is that (with minor exceptions) only indigenous plants are cultivated.

And below are two photos from the Kirstenbosch:

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