This week's Photohunt theme is sad. I remember when we came across this carcass. We were in Nieuwoudtville in the Western Cape region of South Africa. We were there for the Spring wildflower bloom. The Bokkeveld Plateau where it is located is rich in bulbs and veld wildflowers.
There was a hot dry desiccating wind blowing. We had finish a wonderful tour given by conservationist and farmer Neil MacGregor. He gave us directions to a farmer's field that was still in bloom.
Our car bumped along the red dry dirt. The field before us was covered in yellow and orange blooms richly contrasting against the red soil. We stopped and started to walk among the flowers. Shortly we came across this carcass of a new born lamb. It was so bittersweet and sad. Here among the beautiful flowering spring flowers was evidence of death and the circle of life. Rebirth and death in the Spring. The lamb was left where it died to give back to the earth.
Some people may find this photo startling but we found it very interesting and life affirming.
Here are two more photos of the field