Flower of the day: Gladiois Maculatus known as The Brown Africkaner
As I labored up the mountain preceded by faithful yet enthusiastic hounds this morning I thought ‘but surely if we’ve seen a Gladiolus watsonius, we should have seen a Gladiolus Maculatus by now’. As we trotted past the precise place where we saw it last year I swiveled my head left and Lo! There she was. Upright and unravaged despite overnight rains verging on monsoon. We will capture a better photo, I am sure; this one shows the indomitable nature of this winter flowering, sweetly scented gladiolus.