Monday & Tuesday ... was spent in our Branch Managers Conference at Olwazini (our Management Development & Training Centre) in Muldersdrift. Although it is a 54km drive (one way) for me I love every minute of it ~ It is the most tranquil setting and any opportunity I get I go there.
On the drive there yesterday morning I realised that winter is on it's way ~ The signal? Cosmos. There were a number of bushes along the road but I could only manage to make a quick stop and take a photo of this small bush. I love cosmos and this winter I am going to photograph a lot of it ...
Wikipedia says : Cosmos is native to scrub and meadow areas in Mexico where most of the species occur, Florida and the southern United States, Arizona, Central America, and to South America in the north to Paraguay in the south.
Another site says : It is believed that the seeds of the flowers originally came from Mexico and was brought in with bags of horse-feed for the English troops during the Anglo-Boer War. With this in mind it is no surprise that the roads lined with these cosmos flowers lead to many Anglo-Boer War memorials.