Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge : Day 2 Naboomspruit/Mookgophong


The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

I would like to invite anybody who is interested to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.

Here is my second photo/story…

5 fotos, 5 stories uitdaging :  Dag 2

NABOOMSPRUIT/MOOKGOPHONG 

Springbokvlakte, Nylsvley
Springbokvlakte, Nylsvley

Naboom is die dorp wat meer suid van Potgietersrus lê oppad na Pretoria toe. My oudste suster het jare daar gebly.Sy is nou woonagtig in Pretoria.

Ek het baie naweke Sondagoggende by haar gaan kuier. Ons het altyd heerlik in haar lapa gesit en teedrink en n hond uit n bos gekuier.

Die foto is geneem van bo van die Waterberge tussen Naboom en Nylstoorm.

Van bo af kyk n mens op die Springbokvlakte en Nylsvley. Mens kan amper sê die vlakte is so groot soos die Heer se Genade as mens daar bo staan.

Die boom wat in voorgrond is, is n Naboom.

Naboom  :  http://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naboom

Die Naboom (Euphorbia ingens) is ‘n kaktus-agtige boom met ‘n kort dik stam en enorme takke. Die boom kom in Limpopo voor en die naam van die dorp Naboomspruit verwys na hul aanwesigheid daar. Die takke het gewoonlik vier of vyf vlerke. Dit het ‘n taai, wit, melkagtige sap wat uiters giftig is en intense irritasie en blase op die vel veroorsaak. As dit in die oë beland kan dit permanente blindheid tot gevolg hê.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_ingens

Euphorbia ingens is a species of plant in the genus Euphorbia and the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to dry areas of southern Africa. It is popularly known as the “Candelabra Tree”, and its milky latex can be extremely poisonous, and a dangerous irritant.[2]

Springbokvlakte / Springbok Flats

The Springbok Flats is an extensive plain situated in Limpopo, South Africa. The southern boundary is the Pienaars river which intersects the N1 main road between Pretoria and Polokwane. To the west it includes the towns of Bela-Bela, Modimolle, Mookgophongand Mokopane. Towards the east it includes the towns Roedtan, Crecy, Marolong, Nutfield, Tuinplaas and Settlers. The 80 km wide and 130 km long swath of land is orientated in a northeasterly direction and is centered on Roedtan.

Subsequent to the Boer War the area became accessible as a farming region. Grasslands made way for crop fields or became covered in acacia scrub. Large areas are currently under crop cultivation, including wheat, maize, cotton, sorghum, peanuts and sunflowers. Irrigated citrus orchards have been established. Several game farms have to some measure reestablished the game diversity that existed here at the end of the 19th century.

The plain which is exceptionally flat and situated at an altitude of 1,000m above sea level, is subject to warm summers (shielded from cold winds by surrounding uplands) and dry winters. An annual rainfall of about 620 mm is the norm. Its vertisols are considered very fertile.

Coal and uranium reserves are to be found in its sediments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbok_Flats

Nylsvley

Nylsvley Nature Reserve is a 40 km2 (15 sq mi) protected area, lying on the seasonally-inundated floodplain of the Nyl River, the uppermost section of the Mogalakwena River which has a very shallow gradient. It is located near Mookgophong in theLimpopo Province of South Africa. This area has been declared a Ramsar wetland site because of its international conservation importance. The floodplain is made up of extensive reedbeds and grassveld surrounded by open woodland.

Situated in the upper catchment area of the Nyl River, and covering about 20% of the floodplain, the area boasts some 370 bird species – of which more than 100 are waterfowl – and during peak floods, over 80,000 birds are to be seen. The reserve is also home to roan antelope and tsessebe. The only stands of wild rice in South Africa, Oryza longistaminata, are to be found here.

The name ‘Nylsvley’ originated in vlei, a pan or seasonally flooded area, and in the word for “Nile”. In the 1860s, a Voortrekkergroup of farmers saw a large flooded plain and a river flowing northwards and thought it might be the Nylrivier (Nile river).[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nylsvley_Nature_Reserve

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Author: scrapydo2.wordpress.com

Retired teacher interested in anything crafty: Scrap booking, card making, quilting, knitting etc. Everything about animals especially DOGS

14 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge : Day 2 Naboomspruit/Mookgophong”

    1. Hul word nogal groot . Hierdie een is nog n jongetjie. Mens gaan met kabelkar op en kan werklik omtrent van Warmbad tot doer weet nie waar sien. Dink net aan al die Springbokke wat daar gewei het toe die Voortrekkers daar verby is!

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      1. Snaaks, in al die jare wat ek in Gauteng gebly het, het ek nooit Warmbad en omgewing gaan besoek nie. ‘n Volgende vakansie dalk …

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        1. Probleem is die N1 ry al die dorpies mis. Mens moet die ou paaie van dorp tot dorp ry.Weet nie of die paaie nog rybaar is nie. Dis Warmbad, Nylstroom, Naboom, Potties en dan Pietersburg. Dis die dorpe wat ek vir jare deurgery het.

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    1. Dankie man. Mens gaan op met n kabelkar. Ek het mooi fotos van die vlakte en vlei geneem. Die Nylrivier het n spesiale plek in my hart. Hy vloei hoofsaaklik ondergronds mar as hy genoeg water kry is dit n belewenis om vir kilometers water te sien

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