Fynbos – Let the Sun Shine In
This photograph of a fynbos flower was inspired while hiking in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. There had been a devastating wildfire seven months before. And though there were still remnants of the destruction, the wildflowers were starting to thrive again.
Fynbos is the Cape Floral Kingdome, home to thousands of plants unique only to South Africa. While they thrive after a fire, ecologists believe that there are vital lessons to be learned from the flames. For example, fynbos plants, such as proteas, need fire to release seeds and reproduce. The following spring, the seeds will germinate, mature, and flower again for three to four years.
I named this limited edition print ‘Let the Sun Shine In’ because when the flower embraced its original beauty again, a ray of sunshine filtered through the brush and touched it with its golden light.
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