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TABLE MOUNTAIN

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TABLE MOUNTAIN

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 http://www.youtube.com/user/New7WondersOfNature Picture of the King Protea, the national flower of South Africa: http://www.nigeldennis.com/stock/pages/21.htm

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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 ..like 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