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Sunday, 12 May 2013

More snow on the Drakensberg.

This is our third or fourth snow fall on the Berg this winter, and winter hasn't really started yet. Must be global warming, I mean climate change, to be PC.

On Friday on Saturday we had heavy, almost non-stop rain, for 24 hrs, rain at this time of the year means snow on the Berg.

Looking west, a photo of snow on part of the Berg. Looks as if there is enough snow up there, (10,000 feet +) to ski, just don't ski over the edge. The farm in the foreground is the neighbouring farm just to the east of where I live. As you can see I live very close to the Berg.

Same scene just zoomed in a bit. 

I took about 30 photos and every where you look you see trees. South Africans are great tree planters, the Worlds largest man-made forest is in SA, and this forest is planted in our largest city, (strange as it may seem) Johannesburg and it's suburbs. Other cities in SA are not far behind, Pretoria,(the administrative capital)* is known for it's hundreds of thousands of Jacaranda trees, a sight to behold in October when the whole city turns purple.

*South Africa has three capitals, (not counting provincial capitals, 11 of them) Cape Town the parliamentary capital - parliament meets there-, Pretoria the administrative capital, and Bloemfontein the judicial capital, seat of the *Supreme court.

* Supreme court, not the same thing as the US supreme court, our equivalent the US Supreme court is our Constitutional court.


Gorges Smythe said...

Great photos. Three capitols? Interesting!

kare said...

We have some gorgeous Jacaranda tree's in our town.
When we find our little piece of dirt...we are going to plant some.
Maybe we'll be known for the 'smallest' man-made forest in the desert?

My Grandpa's uncle settled in Johannesburg after leaving Germany.