Trees…

The trees in the Eastern Highlands were awesome, I wore my shutter button out shooting them!

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This one, on the side of the road from Rusape to Juliasdale, caught my attention the moment I saw it.

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Above is a bunch of them just before Froggy Farm (were we stayed.)

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I learned that the name of this tree is Mkuti, in Shona, from the lady doing her washing below it. With its roots in water, its not really surprising its grown this big.

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This one (above) is in Makoni East near a place called Nyatande.

 

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After driving the road for several days, I eventually couldn’t resist stopping to take this tree portrait! It was a cold, windy and slight wet day. Perfect for this tree!

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Faery tree!

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Some trees just catch my eye – even in the distance, they stick up, usually hanging onto a rock-face.

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This one above at full zoom – I think its probably more than one tree!

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This one gets to look over Mozambique all its life.

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Looks like it’s having a bad hair day.

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Taken above Mutore School in Vumba.

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At Leopard Rock  – somewhere on the golf course!

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A baby baobab – does that mean Buhera is drying up like Mat’land? (looking towards the Eastern Highlands.)

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Heading down to the Burma Valley, the trees almost covered the road – towering above these youngsters…

Makoni East…

We did three surveys in this area for Maranatha Volunteers, a branch of the Seventh Day Adventist Churches…

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What a view! I took this pic from the front yard of an elderly couple I met carrying their maize home from the grinding mill.

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Homesteads are small here, compared with Tsholotsho for example, where eight or twelve houses are all included in a stockade. Probably because in Tsolotsho, lions and other predators roam free!

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Shopping day?

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Look at the size of these rocks, towering over the tiny houses in the valley below.

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Pretty setting for a district hospital.

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OK, OK – I have to get a tree into my post somewhere! I just LOVED this tree, shaped by the lorries that pass this way!

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Along the Penhalonga Rd…

We chose to take the scenic route to Mutare from Juliasdale! This pic (below) was taken soon after we turned off onto the Penhalonga Rd.

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Love the lone store in the distance.

 

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Had to take a “nature break” and found these flowers!

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This pic (below) was taken just after we left La Rochelle

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Dontcha love the tree?

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Farming area near Mutare town

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