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The power of trees never ceases to amaze me…
Long long ago, this tree was a little seedling like the one below – it started growing in a crack and eventually pushed the whole rock over!
Soon the rock will slip off!
All these photos were taken in the Matopos recently
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It always seems to be the power in water but here plant life rules the day. Around the corner from me, every year, 2 Poppy plants squeeze out of the tarmacked pavement and put on a brave show. Tenacity there and here.
That must look nice -here I mostly notice black jacks, sticking out of the most amazing cracks in my driveway, or steps!
remembered them the hard way when I was in Botswana recently. 🙂
Yes – although some of the thorns in Botswana are notable!
Yes – those too – mahoosa devils things, nasty paper ones, wag-n-bietjies – I located/ran into…them all. Found a rake in camp and dragged the camp clean, throwing all that type stuff in the fire.
The worst dibbeljies I ever saw were in a place called Mkoka – which is in Gokwe area. Not only did they have great big ones with two doomma thorns sticking up – about three other small varieties abounded. At least the big ones could easily be seen – there is nothing worse than making the bed and brushing one of those thorns into your hands. They got everywhere! Pity there was no snow – those thorns, imbedded in our tyres when we left Mkoka Clinic, would have been better than chains!
🙂 they are huge. In Thabazimbi I stood on one of those in my flipflops – shot 10 foot high much to the amusement of the guys. Took weeks to heal. Yes they would make punishment tools as well as snow tyres…
mmmm Ill have to think about that!
Going to collect some on my next trip 🙂
You coming??? When???
Fly 9th Sept – Jhb, PE, Kragga Kamma, Addo, Bedford, Mossel Bay, Hermanus, Wellington & fly out of Cape Town. Thorns will have to be next north trip next year.
“Rock, Paper, Scissors” ?
mmmmm difficult one that
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