Saturday, June 19, 2010

A BEAM OF LIGHT


In the African winter the sun goes down between four and half past four in the afternoon. When the sun has disappeared behind the horizon it gets dark very soon and by 6 o 'clock it is night. 
In this picture a beam of last sun light is caught in long two meter high African grass with feathery white heads. This grass is called Elephant grass. Some call it Buffalo grass. From it's names you can guess that those two animals like it because it is high and mighty like they are. Grass and animals share the same nature.


The ray of dying sunlight had a beautiful warm reddish color. 
Sometimes we use the fibers of elephant grass to make a special kind of paper. It grows naturally and in abundance in the north of the country. But in our region it is used more as a decoration in landscaping and gardening.


Just before it disappeared  it enlightened the grass from the inside in a magical  moment.
The wind had stopped and like a lantern the grass radiated a warm glow as if it wanted to show the way to the late traveler in the night. Like in a fairy tale of old.

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