I’ll add to the African series with one of my own. This photograph was taken in early July 3.5 years ago, 2 weeks after I first purchased an SLR camera.
Sunny-day visitors to the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden arriving via the most commonly-used path are greeted by this small patch of trailing iceplant (or pink carpet) throughout the summer. This photograph doesn’t communicate the reason for its pink carpet common name – perhaps this image gives a better idea.
Delosperma cooperi is native to the Free State province of South Africa (or at least that’s the commonly communicated convention: Plantzafrica’s page on Delosperma suggests it may have a much broader distribution).
Lastly, Cal’s Plant of the Week in May 2004 featured Delosperma cooperi.