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Hillside Dams…

Are two tiny dams constructed for Bulawayo’s water supply when the first settlers arrived here. Maintained by the council, there is a conservation committee of residents who do all sorts of things to promote the area for residents. Mostly indigenous trees and plants are planted. Trees (and some of them are HUGE) have reference numbers on them for identification.
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The top dam usually holds water fairly well, but most of the time, the bottom one is empty. So it’s pretty dismal during the dry season. There is a little cafe/eating house, benches dotted about…
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Over the years, stone walkways and steps up through the granite kopjies have been added.
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With several inches of rain falling overnight, his cute river (above) turned into this…
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People go there for walks (oh my…look at the size of that rottie!!!)
We took Ghost for some exercise – she LOVES swimming. Its the first time I’ve ever seen a dog that uses swimming for exercise! She will swim around and around, clearly pushing herself, then cool off, just sort of treading water and then, when she is rested, head off again! Looks like the rottie in the above pic could learn something from Ghost!
I took this pic on the way out…
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More rain clouds! Yay!

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6 Comments

JohnRH - 18. Feb, 2017 - Reply

She’s baaaaack! I’ve been wondering where you were. I can relate if life has intervened with silly blogging. Great pix.

frankiekay - 18. Feb, 2017 - Reply

Nothing as dramatic!! Every time I tried to download an image onto my laptop, the whole computer would switch off!!! My son finally fixed it for me – long distance too! Using Skype, he was able to access my computer and check out the issues. Apparently its a factory fault of this particular model Macbook. I find if I can’t share my photos, I give up taking them! So yes, Im back – Ill have to go through all my recent pics and post the decent ones. Thanks for missing me!

spookmoor - 19. Feb, 2017 - Reply

Grand snaps and I never knew GuBulawayo’s was so pretty and I spend much time there, go figure.

frankiekay - 19. Feb, 2017 - Reply

It has its charm when its raining! Thanks for the visit and comment

Sue Viljoen - 22. Feb, 2017 - Reply

Lovely – what a great stone pathway!

frankiekay - 23. Feb, 2017 - Reply

Lots of work has been done over the years – its nice too, cos even old bokkies can climb in amongst the rocks