Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chinkerinchees

The pan has dried out, leaving a bleak sandy centre - but all around it chinkerinchees push up through the sand, in great numbers. They were named by the San people...
...and the name is an approximation of the whispering, papery sound they make in the wind. They are almost impossible to cultivate commercially, so we are privileged to have fields of them here.