Friday, March 19, 2010

Pelindaba Rock - Maree

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This outcrop of age-old Pelindaba rock is about 3 kilometers from us in a shallow little ravine that we used to often pass by on our outrides with our horses. Last weekend we took the little track as a short-cut to visit some friends in Hillside and I was reminded of the weird formations of these rocks that are like the tip of the iceberg - 99% of it is under-ground.

The presence of these spongy rocks indicates a high level of under-ground water in the area and is extensively found in Tarlton. These rocks also attract lightning and Tarlton is well renowned for the heavy electric storms it suffers.


  1. You captured some wonderful color there, Maree! Glad you revisited!

  2. I always enjoy your landscape sketches.

  3. Wonderful, Maree. I love your colors. Neat info too.


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