Nature’s Lessons – Life After Death
One of nature’s lessons teaches us that even after the devastation of fire, the wildflowers will start to thrive again.
This digital artwork was inspired while hiking in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. We were a group of photographers accompanied by a tour guide, who pointed out all the gems in the landscape. Those who had macro lenses could get up-close and personal with the flora and fauna. I had a microlens, so I made the best of it and used manual focus, and I love the results.
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 particular art piece ‘Life After Death’ because there is no evidence whatsoever when looking at this flower, which indicates it had suffered a devastating wildfire seven months before.
For an interesting read on why fire is important for fynbos survival click here https://tinyurl.com/3a9p9jky
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