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Life of A River

Updated on August 16, 2011
Waterfall in full spate aftert an early7 morning thunderstorm.
Waterfall in full spate aftert an early7 morning thunderstorm. | Source

The Begining


The parched hot dry scrub

Six thousand feet above sea level

The heavy grey clouds rolling, tumbling

Masses gathering rumbling

Explosive cracks and load explosions

Dynamite sounds

Pyrotechinic Technic displays

Lightning bolts light the sky

Cloud to Cloud

Cloud to Earth

Cleaving Rocks

Exploding trees

Fires start

Rage out of control

Deluge of water descends

Feeds the dried river beds

Floods the lower plains.

Nature maintains her delecate balance!


Zebras enjoying the sweet grasses of a plain.
Zebras enjoying the sweet grasses of a plain. | Source

Such is the The River


This applies to both, those permanent rivers that have been around for eons, and have followed the same course, along their rapids in which the occasional pools an quiet ponds are spawning grounds for Salmon, making it good feeding ground for bears and their predators, creating that circle of life and death, that delicate balance.

The River continues and slows down to flood the plains so that the natural crops can grow and supply the deer, gnu, and other antelopes, buck and the like.

With Lions And other carnivores to trim the aged and weak, followed by the hyena's and vultures that act as the sanitation department, in the scheme of things.

The River ambles on and passes by, heads down to the see forming estuaries, for all sorts of aquatic birds to use as breeding grounds.

The river passes past and through the entire stretches of our planet bringing life and nutrients down with it as it winds its way, eon after eon, greening refreshing cleansing our planet.

The rivers that are only occasional or seasonal supply that surprise that nature gives us in parcels spread throughout our lands!

Every country has these pockets of beuty that only appear for a short time frime sometimes frequently, sometimes only occasionally, as a boon.

Red Biship, a wetland inhibitant.
Red Biship, a wetland inhibitant. | Source
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Save this planet

protect our heritages

husband our resources

pass on this eden

to

our childrens children

Protect basic water

protect basic ground

protect nature

Respect Mother Earth

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    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      That is true

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      Clive Fagan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      The best ones usually do!

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks Sixtyorso, it was one of those that actually started to write itself, I was the bystander!

      Thanks

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      Clive Fagan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Lovely insightful, thoughful hub. I really felt it.

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks Breathing for the comment, this hub is one of my more obscure type of hubs, that you have picked up on my nuance and feelings, I am umbled that there is some hope for this planet of ours befor it is too late.

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      Sajib 

      6 years ago from Bangladesh

      I liked the photo of Zebras and the Birds that you have added in your beautiful hub...Also there are some important message for us to save this planet.

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