Some more pics of the botanical gardens
I think it must rain a lot in the Vumba, there were water drains all over the place, and these water features, with their cute little bridges too
From several places in the gardens there are benches strategically placed for people to gaze at the distant view…
These tree ferns are abundant in the garden
I took this pic at the Vumba Botanical Gardens!
The sun had gone down when I took this pic –
A little earlier
It was overcast and cold, the day we visited this awesome garden.
There were only a few other people, and I was able to amble slowly along the paths, savouring the atmosphere – the silence, the wonderful trees.
The water was like a mirror…
Love the cute little bridges…
There are benches everywhere..
And the trees…to die for!!!
The Vumba mountains are in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.
The views are spectacular…
This last one, taken on a cold morning. I had to wait for the mist and low cloud to clear, before I got these pics
This dam is Chikamba Dam in Mozambique, the vantage point where I took this pic – in Zimbabwe!
Somewhere over there is the sea!!!
This cliff overlooks the Forbes border post with Mozambique. We stopped at this place both on the way in:
And the way out:
Amazing the difference, isn’t it?
A better pic of Forbes Border post – with the ubiquitous cell phone tower (bane of my photographic life!)
This last, is an HDR, composite photo of the view from the Prince of Wales cliff:
I made it to the hotel and golf course very late in the afternoon. With no golfers on the course, I was allowed to rush about taking as many photos as I liked.
Leopard Rock is in the Vumba (Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe)
These photos are taken in July, the cold season; the sunset on the hill slopes lovely.
The gardens along the edges of the golf course fit in well with the surroundings.
This last pic is my favourite for the day:
If I’d kept up with the news more, I would have made some effort to get out somewhere special to take pics of the Supermoon…Luckily someone got hold of me to let me know about it!
I DID get out there when it was fairly low in the sky. This is taken through the bare branches of a jacaranda tree on the roadway outside our house in Suburbs.
It was a “dark and stormy night…”
I thought the red reflection that wobbled about would mess up my pics, but actually, it enhanced several of them.
And this one, (above) is weird – I don’t know if I moved the camera at the last moment, but it almost looks like a painting (OK, like one of MY paintings!!!)
I think this last one is probably the best “Super-Moon” photo – huge behind the jacaranda tree.
All photos taken in Suburbs, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Has an amazing natural hot spring. I LOVE going there, and this time, we were able to spend a blissful week there. (Usually we are just passing through, so its a day or two at most.)
The gardens are ALWAYS lush and green, and the birdlife is to die for.
Management have just fixed up the camping site too…