The rocky brow of this Gauteng hill supports a diverse vegetation. Grassland of the area has installed a few representatives among the crevices. Annuals come and go as the seeds fall and the weather permits.
The snake-like, slightly succulent, trailing branches of Sarcostemma viminale represents the succulents, climbers and twiners; a noted member of the milkweed family.
A variety of trees and shrubs have made this spot their home, lasting in the rugged setting by sending root tips out widely, each according to its nature. Every crack and hollow is continually explored for nutrients and moisture.
Diverse needs may forego some items on the nutrient menu: Something not required for a healthy stem, leaf or flower will wait for the next species to capitalise upon, while competition for the same supplies, particularly water, is conducted in an eminently decorous manner, without a sound.
And all produce used parts that drop off for communal benefit. Everyone eventually delivers a full-body sacrifice that reverts to the stockpile of reusable materials; nothing going to waste. Some current or future member of the community will benefit from every bit again later; not once, but repeatedly, for a very long time.