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The mild Cape Town winter weather triggers blooming of the Heather. The Erica shines their lanterns among the Foxtail Ferns. The white clouds overhead feather. The Silver Trees create a foil against which the flora toil. The King Proteas are gearing up to supply a feast for birds to sup. The Cape Cobras in slumber coil. The Aloes have many a use and can withstand much abuse. The fiery red Cape Honeysuckle led the cultivated hedges to buckle. Mountain fires lit by the obtuse. Our proud heritage was in full bloom - a rambling pathway the only room. Scorched earth, naked and black; sustenance of the soil now sadly lack. The canon on Signal Hill booms.
Official New7Wonders Inauguration of Table Mountain in Cape Town: 2 December 2012 Picture of the King Protea, the national flower of South Africa:

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 2:36:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:20:00 PM
    The descriptive plant names really add a magical kick to this poem. Congrats

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Suzette, congrats with your 7 wonder poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Suzette, wonderful poem about Table Mountain, you capture it well, congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:13:00 PM
    What an awesome win. Congrats. Rick

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:27:00 AM
    A wonder indeed. Congratulations on your awesome win, Suzette. :)

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:37:00 AM
    Congratulation on your outstanding win~A.O

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your awesome win...

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 2:55:00 PM
    lovely and so descriptive, a real joy to read bringing back memories of being up TM when on holiday in SA from Scotland, an experience never forgotten. Thanks for opportunity to read this gem. Have a blessed day, Gordon

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Beautiful a Nature walk. Proteas are grown commercially in Hawaii so I have seen many varieties. They are amazing.

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 3:26:00 AM
    Very beautiful and descriptive, Suzette. I work in the shadow of Table Mountain, and often take walks in the forest, near Devil's Peak, so I know most of the plants you write about. Cheers, David