This week’s photo challenge is about sharing a photo of something which says “heritage” which can be from one’s own country or culture. What I have chosen is not so much a “heritage” but something which is uniquely Zimbabwean. ” The Balancing rocks” as they are always referred to. The balancing rocks have become major monuments in Zimbabwe.
The “Balancing Rocks” are geomorphological features of igneous rocks found in many parts of Zimbabwe, and are particularly noteworthy in Matopos National Park and near the township of Epworth to the south east of Harare. The formations are of natural occurrence in a perfectly balanced state without other support. The formations were created when ancient granite intrusions were exposed to weathering as softer rocks around eroded. They are also known as “rock kopjes”, they are seen in the form of huge angular blocks of granite “piled on top of and beside one another, forming pillars and stacks, like a child’s building blocks.
Their popularity grew when the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe featured the formations on the last series of Zimbabwean bank notes.
Calling all of my lovely community who have stopped and read my daily posts. While others can achieve the 1000 like post mark in a day I am just HAPPY to even reach 1000 which has been long time coming. I owe all this to you all Please join me to celebrate this land mark. This is motivation enough for me to continue posting because of people like you who take time to visit my blog and read. A BIG, BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL.
This week’s photo challenge invoked a lot of feelings within me. Growing up my security was in the knowledge that I had a solid family, mum and dad who were going to love and protect me and siblings to look out for me and support me. That changed when my parents separated.
Then I told myself that I should attain the highest level of education then I would find a job then I would be secure. That all went when I stopped working after I got married, then when my marriage ended I was no longer secure at all. I learnt then everything we may rely on to give us security in the things of this life can be lost at any time. The only thing which remained secure for me as a religious person was my relationship with God through Christ. The following picture is what gives me security
My security is represented by the cross in Jesus I know what ever happens to me God’s love is always there. I am loved not because of what I have done I am loved despite anything I may have done. It is significant that I am writing this post at the beginning of Passion Week when as Christian we travel with Jesus through his arrest, trial, crucifixion death and resurrection. God’s love has been the only constant in my life that gives me security.
I am secure in Jesus.
I hope my choice of the following photographs are good interpretation of the ‘Dense’ theme.
Dense forest during recent heavy rains in Zimbabwe
Another angle of dense Zimbabwean forests.
This week’s photo challenge brief is about sharing photographs reflecting being on top of a thing or place or just feeling on top of the world. I felt I should share something which is making my home country feeling on top of the world at the moment ‘abundant rains’. Some parts of central Africa are reeling under severe drought that it is pretty grim when on our screens we see photographs of people and animals in desperate need of water to survive.
Zimbabwe has been feeling down in the dumps for a while now, with the economy having collapsed, health systems non existent not to mention poor governance which has seen a lot of people struggling to survive. Zimbabwe in the past has had its fair share of droughts but we are grateful that this year we had a lot of rain and as I write all the dams are 100 per cent full something which had not happened for nearly a decade. Despite the political woes which haunt our nation the abundance of rain this year has lifted people’s spirits high and given us hope that at least some parts of the country will be in a position to produce much needed food.
Friends have sent me photographs which show how the country is looking hopeful as the result of the much needed rains:
This is the view from on top of Wedza mountain showing the Save river full.
A view from the hills of Shurugwi the country side is looking beautiful giving people hope that whatever the political scenario those in the rural areas can get on and produce food to feed their families, people have the feeling of being on top of the depressing state of affairs prevailing in our land.
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I am still recuperating from my knee op. I am slowly getting back into the swing of life again. I will be resuming to post soon.
A big thank you for all your get well messages they brought a smile on my face knowing that there was so much love from all of you I appreciate it very much.
Just to let you all know that I will not be posting for a while as I have had a knee operation which was very successful. I am now recuperate for at least two weeks. I will be reading your all your posts.
The glow of the colours of sunset creates a calming feeling within me always. I may have had a bad day when things have gone wrong but gazing at the sunset uplifts my mood without fail. I now have loads of sunset photographs as it is the one thing which brings me great pleasure. I will share a few of those photographs for this week’s challenge.
Every time I catch the sun sets over the sea it is just majestic
This is over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
This was taken by a friend who e-mailed it to on one of her walks.
Sunset through the trees.
Taken from my flat’s balcony.
This is the best way to describe my ‘superpower’ Organizing. If I am given an opportunity to put on an event be it:-
conferences, camps workshops or parties
My mind shifts into organizing mode I am at my best when I am thinking and working out how it will all work out. I just have an urge to detail from the most minute detail to the major ones I will not rest until I am satisfied that all has been planned and put in place before the event is to take place.
I may be physically sitting with people but my head will be working over time mapping out how the event will be done, my motto in organizing is “if I can not do great things I will do small things in a great way” I am born organizer.