Not in my garden, 5/1/14

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)May 1, 2014

These extremely old stairs led down to a water hole on Bonaire. Long before I was born, the local farmers took their water from the spring at the bottom and carried it up to their crops (sometimes) and their livestock (all the time).

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mawheel

Oh wow! About the only way I'd try to go up--or down--those stairs is by sitting on my 'bottom' and bumping up/down! :>)

Those farmers must have been tough, strong people.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 9:31AM
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lilosophie

I agree, McWheel - and most likely they treated water with care and respect.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 9:34AM
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anneliese_32(6)

If we would have to do that, we would real fast change our water use.
Lilo, while you don't have to climb those stairs, you are used to watch your water consumption.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 4:10PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Bonaire is a part of the Dutch Antilles, along with Curacao and Aruba. Although they are in the Caribbean, they don't get the storms that plague other parts of the Caribbean. In a few places, notably Aruba, it is almost arid. Bonaire, a small island, has lots of salt flats that attract flamingos! I don't do underwater stuff anymore, but I have been told that Bonaire has some super diving sites (the island of Roatan, off the coast of Honduras, also has some great diving I have been told).

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 8:36PM
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west_gardener

Great photo, Jim,

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 7:09PM
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