Lawns in the Cape that become seeded by Arctotheca calendula may flower like this in winter and spring, in spite of regular mowing. Or maybe it happens because of the mowing: damaged or struggling plants often rush into blooming earlier, to reproduce quickly when life is likely to be shorter.
Gardeners have a choice of removing invading plants that don't fit for their lawns to look neat. Alternatively they may leave them, embracing the colourful diversity as more natural. Going with the flow as life happens, versus imposing unidimensional order are opposing choices representing different human characteristics of personality and temperament. Thus one's garden, house and work station reflect one's personality, like a scale-point best describing one's nature between extreme opposites.
And all of us keep looking forever... at plants, animals, other people and events, trying to make sense of what it all means.
These flowers were seen on a vacant stand near the beach outside Hermanus.