What a lovely day for a flower hunt

The Western Cape is famous for its flowers at this time of year, but I didn’t know that Durban is also blessed with an amazing variety of flora.


Today on our way to the park, not-quite-three-year-old and I collected a sample of nearly every colour, shape, size and texture. I don’t know all of their names, so we made some up, like “red fluffy”, the “prickly ball” and the pale purple one which he titled “vi-lo-let”, after the last colour in the Rainbow Song.


We had an absolute blast today. And what better way to raise kids who are conscious of our planet than to let them interact with it – in all its verdant splendour?