Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hike on Bezer Home Land

We attended a meaningful Easter Service this morning. Later we held an Easter egg hunt for the kids on our compound. In the late afternoon, we went to Bezer Home for a hike on the land. I wasn't planning to bring my camera since we have hiked there so many times before, but I'm really glad I grabbed it at the last minute. I guess I found lots of things to share. Hope you enjoy our virtual hike.

What a determined plant! Look at that root. Tobi thought it was gross. It certainly is unusual.

The little path in the valley is one of the land's boundaries. I don't know the name of this plant. I think it will have pink blossoms soon.

Nigerian grapes? Not quite.

A termite mound.
Here's part of the wall that we've been working on for awhile. The stones are from the land while the sand is from the riverbed. The only thing we have to buy is cement.

I entered the riverbed and took a shot from the other side. The riverbed is full of holes. I'd never seen anything like it. Bayo told me people dug those holes looking for mineral deposits.

Sadly, this is the way our rivers look here.

When the river is full, there is plenty of current in this narrow channel. A bit further down, it becomes a waterfall.

Tobi decided to try to climb up the rocks to Dad from the riverbed below.

He's working on it...can he trust that plant?

He made it to Daddy! Bayo & I weren't keen on him doing this, but Tobi said, "I need the challenge."

David's taking a little rest in the middle of the riverbed.

I like the curve and strength of this vine.

"Fish Rock"
These little mounds are extremely common in our state. I don't think I've ever seen the little creature that makes them.

There are plenty of unusual rock formations.

I have never seen this kind of bug before.

A view across the land. The city of Jos is in the distance.

That's such a Lily-look!

A view from above of the dried-up river bed which forms one of the boundaries of the land.

What would a hike be without a pose on "Pride Rock"?


PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I'm amazed at the amount of open land and how dry it is. Didn't you say it is the rainy season? When will you be in our town visiting?

Mary Beth said...

Dear PS, It's just the beginning of the rainy season so it will take some time for the river to flow again and for everything to turn green. In August it will rain every day and we will be surrounded by every shade of green you can imagine. So far, it has only rained twice.

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

Do you know if all of Sub Saharan Africa has the same rainy season, generally speaking? I'm thinking about my friends in Uganda.

Mary Beth said...

Dear PS, That's a good question. I don't know. You could probably find the answer on the web.