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.

5 comments:

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

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  2. I always enjoy your landscape sketches.

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

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