Word of the Week – Arid

This week’s, Word of the Week is Arid finds myself with a bit of a revelation! I started combing through images and could not really find anything my brain considered arid. So I decided to look it up

  1. 1.
    (of land or a climate) having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation.
    “the arid plains north of Cape Town”
    synonyms: dry, dried up, waterless, as dry as a bone, moistureless, parched,scorched, baked, thirsty; More

  2. 2.
    lacking in interest, excitement, or meaning.
    “his arid years in suburbia”

Now I lived in a large, parched mostly red and brown country, yes? No! I love water, I am surrounded by water, my gardens, the places I visit, where I travel too……..they are all water based. I don’t live by the ocean (in fact over 40kms away), but I love to visit. I do not live remotely anywhere near anything particularly considered arid / desert areas. In saying that in Summer it gets pretty damn dry and very little water. Below are a few shots of dry, barren emptiness, with baked earth and summer heat beating down.

So in one way I feel I am a bit of a let down this week, but on the other hand to be blessed by being surrounded with water, life giving, beautiful water.

– Julz

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