existing in or derived from nature;
not made or caused by humankind.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

A natural wonder in

South Africa’s…


…Blyde River Canyon

nature reserve.







April Words 2018

Tough selection this month 🙂

Just before the sun peeped over the horizon.

It was worth the drive and early rise

to see Dawn break.


Clouds form when airborne water vapour

Condenses unto water droplets or ice crystals.

Rain occurs when warmer air is cooled.

Warmer air holds more water vapour and

when cooled this vapour condenses to water

and rain occurs.

Something that has not happened

frequently enough  this year.

The best I can do for Coalescing

is the merging of the Treur and Blyde Rivers

at Bourke’s Luck Potholes

in South Africa.

Closer to home are some verdant paddocks

under an early morning fog.

I had a long think about Sempiternal and

the only thing I could think of was time.

It will probably be everlasting in our lifetime

and it seems that no matter whether

looking forward and back

we can measure time.


Thursday’s Special: April-Words-2018

Daily Prompt-Churn


Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Bourke’s Potholes have been eroded

into smooth cylindrical formations…

by the churning waters

of the Treur River…

where it converges with the

Blyde River in South Africa.






Blyde River Canyon at Bourke’s Luck Potholes.


Caused by erosion and not a great photo,

this depicts previous faces of

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

as it works its way upstream.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Cut by a River


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My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Commencing in South Africa’s

Blyde River Canyon.


A narrow foot bridge spans…


a narrow gorge through which

the Blyde River passes.


Water cascades through a narrow opening in

one of the potholes at Bourke’s Luck Potholes


Meanwhile back in the old home state,

water was tumbling over Hopkins Falls last Wednesday.

In photography this shot would/could be

described as a narrow field of vision.



compared to the wider shot.

Although this shoot has been cropped to give

a narrow vertical field of vision.



Weekly Photo Challenge-Layers


Bourke’s Luck Potholes


Bourke’s Luck Potholes have been created by the meeting of the Treur (river of sorrow) and Blyde (river of joy) rivers.  

Smooth red and yellow layers in the rocks, contrast with the dark pools below which have taken thousands of years of swirling, raging water to form strange cylindrical sculptures…..one of the most phenomenal geological phenomenon in South Africa.

 Although he found none, the site is name after a local prospector who predicted the presence of gold.


http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsmpl/bourkes-luck-potholes.htm and


Being there also helped 🙂  Thanks to MGW for her photo.




This terrapin shell also appears to have been created layer by layer.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers



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