Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Reflections-Shadows

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My contribution for this week’s

Reflections and Shadows

challenge.

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We stopped for ‘sundowners’ just before sunset at this  waterhole…

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…where  a 1.5 metre long crocodile had been seen…

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… previously.

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Our young driver/guide decided it was a good place for a ‘cuppa’.

Heron_0157aCuppa is an Aussie slang for a cup of tea, coffee, drink..whatever.

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Parked about 10 metres from the waters edge we had our sundowners

Heron_0162a …and watched these birds fishing for their supper.

Heron_0170aSomeone should teach them how to chew their food properly…

Heron_0174a He just had to have indigestion

Heron_0179a…but even if he did he was soon back for more.

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Which Way Challenge-Week-12

This is the way to the waterhole….

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…that’s Which Way this week.

How many giraffes in the photo?

This was the scene we were able to view at breakfast and dinner…..magic.

I am going to drive everyone nuts with Africa. Sorry! 🙂

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Cee’s Which-Way-Challenge-Week-12

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Wordless Wednesday-Rhinoceros

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After my earlier Rhino reblog I thought this photo of a Black Rhinoceros appropriate for

Wordless Wednesday

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We just felt like getting out and scratching the itch in this bloke’s eye to save him the trouble.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Wheels

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My contribution for this week’s

Wheels

challenge.

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I don’t know about other parts of the world, but is Oz we often refer to our cars as ‘…a set of wheels…’.

I saw this set of ‘wheels’ in Perth recently and thought of it as a potential contribution to something in the blogisphere.

 

My entry be late but thought I would use it in the Fun Foto this week.

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There “used to be” Rhinos

African rhinos will soon be extinct….a matter of a couple of years at the present rate poaching. It can only be described as fascinating to have seen them in their own environment. We hope to return soon….and all fellow travellers agreed that this was the future of Africa, the tourist dollar, and that simply killing the animals was abhorrent.

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Just back from Kenya. What an amazing experience-getting to see, hear and live the culture I’ve heard so much about! I’ve learned new things, made new friends, and of course was “over the moon” seeing all the magnificent wildlife I love so much.

My prized memory was at Ol Pejeta; seeing a black rhino in the distance. After a bit, he came galloping out of the bush at us. He stood there for minute or so as if sizing us up, then turned and ran back. It was incredible.

DSCF2388There were a few rhino in the Lake Nakuru area as well. But, having been to Samburu, Amboseli, and Masaai Mara, the one disturbing theme was “There used to be rhinos here.” There are now none in Samburu or Amboseli, and rare spottings in the Mara.

With poaching stats at almost 800 for this year alone, it’s no wonder they’re so…

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Share Your World-2013-Week-38

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 Thought these were going to be tough to answer Cee…

…seem to have  found something to say though! 🙂

What were you most likely doing on this day when you were 12 years old?

Nearly completed Year 7 in a brand new high school.  There was a 50th anniversary celebration two weeks ago.

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If you could write about, paint a picture or photograph any scenery you’ve seen before, what scene would you use?

I tend to get excited over new experiences.   Whether that is the Tower of London, Galway Bay, outback Australia or a Safari in South Africa.   With that in mind my most recent experience would be the one that I would love to photograph again.  We hope to return next year  

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What is one of your favourite quotes?

Probably JFK’s, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” would be one of my favourites.

On the home front I enjoy using phrases, or words, such as: ‘strike me purple’, ‘hell ‘n’ tommy’, ‘struth’.  They remind me of Australia in the 50s and before American television began to influence our young so much.   Hope I have not offended all my USA readers.  

When on the farm we would refer to sheep as being  ‘2010  drop’…meaning they were three years old.  The admin lady at work asked me how old MGW was a few years ago and I have never lived down expressing my dears age in that manner, at work.

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What is your favourite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

You only need to scroll down a bit to see my favourite.  I used to call him my $6 million dollar dog (after the TV  show) only it was not because he was a bionic dog, it was just that Brandy was a champion worker. And he was MY dog…  Oh he would acknowledge other people, but when I was around he would ignore them.  His daughter, Ginger, who has featured on these pages is also MY dog, however, she never had the time to prove herself like Brandy did.

My favourite pet dog also features on this blog….a Golden Labrador, preferably of the boof head strain! 

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Favourite

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My contribution for Word of the Week Challenge this week.

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I think this week’s topic is harder than last week. Favourites, at the moment, are all from our from our South African Safari.

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After having a quick look through my photos I decided to give ‘Limpy’, our favourite lioness, the honour of being my favourite.

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Limpy was born with a foot deformity, hence her name.  However, I am told that does not impede her one iota when she is in pursuit of breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I was armed with a 55-300 mm zoom lens, however Limpy was only about twenty or thirty feet from me.  This was our first sighting of Limpy, the third being the most exciting as she had her cubs with her and they came to within ten to twenty feet of our vehicle.  A magic moment.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Favourite 

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