The rains are imminent – in fact three storms have come and gone – nothing on the scale that is to come, but a sign things are changing.
Even so the ground remains parched and yellow, dusty and dry – the exception being the Bougainvillea which is in bloom at this time and throughout the dryest time of the year and provides a welcome splash of colour to the garden.
A submission to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge :Edge
Taken on our trip to Ngorogoro Crater in October 2014.
Crater from the top
Taken from our trip to Zanzibar in December 2014. Photos from the edge of paradise.
African Monarch Butterfly
Red Colobus Monkey
Why is glass green when viewed edge on? I wondered this today as I looked at the glass slats on the windows of our Tanzanian home.
Google is a great resource for such trivia. It seems the colour is a result of iron impurities which impart a slight green tinge to most glass – the colour is amplified at the edge as you peer through a much thicker layer through it’s length.
Apparently the iron is a legacy of the manufacturing process as it lubricates the passage of molten glass across the smooth surface of molten tin during the formation of glass sheets. The only way to ensure flat glass!
So here is a submission to this week’s photo challenge edge.
Our departure from Istanbul gave us from great sunset views of the city below and the Bosphorus.