The road immediately opposite this jumble of rocks deteriorated until we had to get off and drive along a path!! A little interesting when a chasm dangles below your window! I like the little hole in between the rocks – looks something like someone grabbed them and crushed them up!
This last pic was taken at mid day climbing along a narrow track. It wasn’t hot, (by our standards, perhaps only 25 or 27 deg C) but I think the pic gives the impression of how it can sometimes be sweltering here in Matabeland, where the distance is obliterated by a blue haze.
We crossed this stream twice – the first time at mid day (below). This one, (above) we took on the way back. In the late afternoon the light that shone so brightly in the morning was now hidden behind the hills
I’ve messed with the colours somewhat, to try to show HOW bright it was.
Above are the picnic sites at Mpopoma Dam – we had them to ourselves!
The bird life is good around this dam…I saw a fisheagle, although didnt get a good enough pic…several water birds and a pied kingfisher.
I took numerous pics of the dam, looking directly into the sun and tested out my first panorama feature on the TZ 1000
This is a famous heap of rocks in the Matopos
Some trees, in the Matopos National Park are turning yellow…
As if the top one isn’t yellow enough!
We sure get some ….interesting trees, here in Matopos! Imagine the shock if you saw this fella walking along the road!
Matopos National Park on the Kezi Road side isn’t very big, the roads wiggle waggling around the huge boulders found here…
The roads in the park are not in the greatest condition…but our car often sees much worse!
The Kezi Road, from Bulawayo is old – probably built around about Rhodes’ time! It used to be a strip road, and now the middle part has been filed in. It an be pretty hair raising sometimes! But the views of the Matopos are unique…
I know…its a very common butterfly – so sue me…
…I don’t even know if its a butterfly or a moth…but I love the way the light is shining clear through its wings.
It has a long complicated Latin name!
But really hard to capture on a photo – I took hundreds to get these few..and I had no time to mess about with settings or anything – I hardly had time to press the shutter button before they were off again.
I didn’t notice they have a long proboscis until I transferred the photos off the camera.
They were hovering amongst a patch of Zinnia’s