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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

As a child at boarding school in the remote north-western province of Zambia my classmates and I would be sent out on expeditions into the bush every Christmas to collect armfuls of these beautiful lilies. They are flame lilies (gloriosa superba) and grew in their hundreds – filling the bush with bright splashes of red. They are not very common here or in the Luangwa, so it was great to find some growing nearby. They have always represented Christmas for me. Merry Christmas to you all wherever you are!

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