Saturday, March 15, 2014
Because there is so much red sand in Ghana, you often see sand hills - actually they are termite hills. Where you see these red piles, there once was a tree, but the termites ate the wood particles and disposed of the dirt (sand) in a pile. After time, the soil is fertile enough for new growth starting in the middle and on the sides of the termite tower and the process starts all over again.
We saw about an hour away from the MTC out of about 7 or 8 that we pass every time we take an outing. The towers are about six or seven feet high and very striking. It was the first thing Elder Bednar told us to look for as he remembered his drive from the airport to the MTC.