Over the last few months, I’ve taken Idunnohowmany photos of these trees, just below the top Hillside Dam and I’ve never really captured their size. So this time, I decided not to even bother, and just aim to show the tree how it appears when standing on the dam wall.
As Matabeleland awaits the rains, it gets hot. Very hot. Even the wind is hot! Tar melts, the skies are relentlessly blue, and yet the trees have enough energy to bring out new leaves and flowers.
This pic below was taken on the last day of August:
The red colour are the calyces – turning yellow within a month:
Both these pics are taken at much the same time of the day, and from the same rocky outcrop.
Taken directly into the sun – once again, I’m very impressed with the way this camera handles light.
This is very unusual foliage for dry old Matabeleland – a delightfully cool “natures garden.”
I bet the fairies are playing here under their mushrooms!
African sun provides bright light and luckily to compensate, bright colours:
The next one are acacia flowers, fallen among aloes!
I took this pic at the Vumba Botanical Gardens!
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!!!