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Evening colours in the Matopos…

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I took this pic on the side of the road leaving Maleme Dam in the Matopos National Park. The colours are good at this time of the year, but evening light always helps!
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Lichen on the rocks are very strong coloured this year, I’ve noticed. ‘Praps the good rainy season?
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The white flowers are on a wild pear tree – plenty of them around here
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Taken just before the turn off to Mshelele Dam.
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We didn’t have the time to go there! Didn’t feel like making a 22km bumpy ride on the road either!
For those of you who have never been to the Matopos – its a HUGE granite batholith that has, over time, worn away into massive boulders, some with balancing rocks, precariously waiting to fall! Its only about 30km from Bulawayo on a good road, so its easy to nip out for a braai and for me, the greatest thing about it, is you can get out of your car!!! Children are allowed to run free, climb the huge granite mounds, get in touch with nature. Wikipedia does a better job with the technical details!!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matobo_National_Park
 
 

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Neil Tooley - 06. Sep, 2017 - Reply

Lovely Pics TY
Cheers
Neil
On 6 September 2017 at 08:37, Frankie Kay Foto’s wrote:
> frankiekay posted: ” I took this pic on the side of the road leaving > Maleme Dam in the Matopos National Park. The colours are good at this time > of the year, but evening light always helps! Lichen on the rocks are very > strong coloured this year, I’ve noticed. ‘Praps the g” >

frankiekay - 06. Sep, 2017 - Reply

Thanks Neil – thanks for the visit and comment

JohnRH - 07. Sep, 2017 - Reply

Fascinating. 2 billion years old. And the story of the Shangani Patrol is quite captivating.

frankiekay - 07. Sep, 2017 - Reply

At the risk of sounding repetitive – its a magical place and I mean that without all the bangles, huge sunglasses and sandals of the hippie!!! You have to experience it to really get that special silence that makes it magical. (If course, the lovely trees help!)
Oh, and it messes badly with your sense of direction! I know of people with excellent sense of direction who are 180degrees out on where they are facing!