Gordo's photos from February/March 2000
All photos and text Copyright © 2000 Gordon Richardson gordonr@iafrica.com


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Recovery from fire in Silvermine Nature Reserve in January

Heamanthus flowers sprouting from burned hillside
8 weeks after the fire

Heamanthus sprouting from burned hillside Heamanthus flowers sprouting from burned hillside


Heamanthus sprouting and bracken next to burned treestump Heamanthus flowers and burned area


Shoots sprouting from burned hillside

shoots sprouting from burned hillside ferns sprouting from burned hillside


Watsonias sprouting from burned areas

Watsonia sprouting after fire and burned bush Watsonia sprouting from burned hillside


Backlit ferns in Silvermine stream

backlit ferns in Silvermine stream


Burned hillside above Silvermine reservoir

burned hillside above Silvermine reservoir


Bracken and burned trees above Silvermine reservoir

bracken and burned trees above Silvermine reservoir


Wide view of burned area in Silvermine around Ou Kaapse Weg

wide view of burned area in Silvermine around Ou Kaapse Weg



All the mountain slopes to the East of Hout Bay burned in January
These images roughly make up a wide panorama

Burned Chapman's Peak from Hout Bay beach

burned Chapman's Peak from Hout Bay beach


Burned Constantiaberg from Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak drive

burned Constantiaberg from Hout Bay burned Constantiaberg from Chapman's Peak drive burned Constantiaberg and Noordhoek Peak from Chapman's Peak drive


Burned Vlakkenberg and Constantiaberg from Hout Bay

burned Vlakkenberg and Constantiaberg from Suikerbossie burned Constantiaberg from Hout Bay



Early in March we finally had some light rain after the hot and dry summer

Foggy trees in Cecilia Forest

tall pines in foggy Cecilia Forest foggy pines in Cecilia Forest foggy gum trees in Cecilia Forest


Trees and cliffs and path in Cecilia Gorge

trees and cliffs in Cecilia Gorge path in Cecilia Forest bushes and trees in Cecilia Forest


Trees and misty hillside in Cecilia Forest

trees and misty hillside in Cecilia Forest


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All photos were taken with a new Sigma 28-200mm zoom lens

08 Mar 2000 created