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Side road wild nature beauty

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How a small batch of wild flowers along the side of a coastal road turned out into a fairy-like photoshoot; come along let me show you…

Me and Gabby were driving along the southern coastal road in Mauritius early one morning when I heard Gabby said “Ohh these pink wild grass look lovely”. I wasn’t paying attention to her side of the road so I tried to guess what she meant by “pink wild grass”. Some miles ahead, we stopped at viewpoint to shoot some seascape pictures. Since we had to go back in the direction of the “pink wild grass”, we decided to stop where she spotted them to have a closer look.

From a normal standing point of view, this little batch of wild grass on the side of a busy coastal road can look simple without much interest…but with this special early morning sunlight, a lower point of view, the blue sea in the background, taking time to observe from different angles…here’s the beauty that I discovered to share with you.┬áThe silky white and pink hairs of the rose Natal grass (Melinis repens) blowing in the wind (click on the top slider to view bigger picture slider)

Spiny sow thistle (Sonchus asper) yellow flowers
Spiny sow thistle (Sonchus asper) yellow flowers with the blue sea in the background
Coat buttons or tridax daisy
Coat buttons or tridax daisy (Tridax procumbens ) flower. Here in Mauritius, domesticated rabbits used to eat the leaves of this wild grass
The plantain and the star-shaped Egyptian crowfoot grass
The plantain (plantago lanceolata) hugging the star-shaped Egyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium)
Single plantain flower in the sunrise light
Single plantain flower in the sunrise light
Fluffy pink mood for the hugging plantain flowers
Fluffy pink mood for the hugging plantain flowers

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