Tuesdays of Texture : Week 5 of 2017

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Baobab tree at Kariba, Zimbabwe

For Narami’s challenge this week I am going back to Zimbabwe to show you these amazing Baobab trees, beautiful and strange trees which can be seen in the drier parts of Africa.   It is also known as the ‘Tree of Life’ as it absorbs and stores water in it’s fibrous bark, and then it produces fruit in the dry season, when everything around it is dried up.   The tree above is probably 500 years old, as the baobab can live up to 5,000 years!

Here is a photo of a ‘younger tree’, with it’s leaves – still interesting even though it’s not as weather beaten as the older one.

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Baobab tree in Kariba

And another older one!

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Old baobab

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Half Light : Weekly Photo Challenge

Ballycotton LighthouseThe picture of Ballycotton Lighhouse, in East Cork, was taken in the early afternoon, but rain clouds overhead were gathering, and it looked like evening time.

Sunset over Lake Kariba

The sky above was a sunset photo taken at Lake Kariba, in Zimbabwe, a country that always has spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially when there are clouds around.

African sunsets always remind me of the song by Toto – I bless the rains down in Africa, and the chorus goes –

I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
(Ah, gonna take the time)
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Rains in Africa are sometimes fairly scarce, (not like Ireland and England usually), so they are very welcome when they do arrive.

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Wordless Wednesday : Safe Harbour

Kariba Harbour

Kariba Harbour

Weekly Photo Challenge : Depth

Evening time on Lake Kariba

Evening time on Lake Kariba

Big skies give a great depth, and you feel that you can see forever!

Looking down from above

Looking down from above

And back home in Cork city, the view from the top of St. Patrick’s Hill gives a great and interesting depth.

Linked to WPC : Depth

Sunday Stills : Night Shots

The sun has set on the Lake

The sun has set on the Lake

African sunsets are always striking and spectacular, especially when there are a few clouds in the skies.   This photo was taken on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, just as the sun sank behind the hills, and it got dark.

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