Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Smoke That Thunders

Mosi-oa-tunya, Victoria Falls, on the other side of the river today in Zimbabwe and earlier in the week on the Zambia side. It is nearing the end of the powerful flow of the waterfalls. Mid-July starts the low water season. From what we have seen this week, the falls are still very powerful and strong. They are fueled by the Zambezi River. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Even though it is not a rain forest, you walk through very lush wooded areas. The trees and flowers are rich in color because of the moisture from the spray. The power of the spray, comes up from the bottom and creates it own special rain and rainbows. It is the first time in my life that I have walked through a rainbow. I have never seen so many rainbows or so intense in color.

The pictures just give a small indication of the size of the falls, kind of like the Grand Canyon, another wonder of the world, a photograph just does not capture either of these amazing creations of nature.

Zambia, Victoria Falls

Zambia, Victoria Falls, rainbows

Zambia, Victoria Falls at sunset

Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls


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