An Almost Running River and a Lawn Lake
The recent rains at Solms-Delta have filled up our boreholes, swollen our rivers and created lakes. Of course we welcome the rain, as we know its importance for our vineyards and a healthy crop of grapes next harvest. It is just that water can sometimes be perplexing, it has a mind of its own, and does what it likes.
In order to describe the river at Dik Delta, I would have to take you back to a geography lesson, where a non-perennial river is indicated with a blue broken line or a series of dashes. As you walk along the Dik Delta River you start at a blue dash, there is a river, then you are between the dashes, there is no river, and then you are at a blue dash again, with river. Apart from being confused about where the river disappears to (between dashes) it would be the right time to visit Dik Delta if you have never seen water at all in this river. Where the river can be seen and heard, it gives a whole different feel to our usually dry garden.
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